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OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country (July 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000393.
This fact sheet describes OVC's efforts to support American Indian/Alaska Native victims of crime by forging innovative partnerships to develop and expand exemplary tribal programs and services; and maintaining established programs that focus on culturally specific training, technical assistance, and case management, among other services.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
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Break the Silence: Sexual Assault and the SART Solution (June 2013)
OVC-Sponsored, 0 pages, NCJ 243297.
This online video is designed to help in the creation a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and can be used to educate other potential members, management, and the community on how SARTs can provide improved response to victims of sexual assault and increased offender conviction rates. Recognizing the severity, complexity and impact of sexual assault in Indian Country and rural areas, the video can be used by Native American and rural SARTs to make their respective communities aware of an existing SART program and its value.
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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes, Summary Report (November 2012)
OVC, 53 pages, NCJ 240177.
OVC, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to conduct a forum that addressed the topic of enhancing criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the discussion at the forum and provides a list of resources for those working to investigate sex crimes.
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National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Sexual Assault (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 18 pages, NCJ 240574.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
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Part Of the OVC Training Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit (May 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 234271.
This toolkit includes replicable Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. Resources include the following: glossaries-Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking; presentations-PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates; and tools-a pocket card, handout, factsheets, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
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Existe Ayuda: Victims' Rights Pocket Card (May 2011)
OVC, Fact Sheet, 2 pages, NCJ 234272.
The purpose of this resource is to promote awareness of sexual assault victims' rights; including the right to services regardless of race, economic status, language preference, or residency status.
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SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams (March 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232786.
This toolkit is a compilation of resources for communities wanting to develop SARTs — coordinated teams of people who serve victims of sexual assault — and for communities wanting to improve their SART responses. The toolkit reviews the basics, lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART, describes how to retain focus on victims, highlights SART programs throughout the country, and includes sample resources to use when developing and evaluating your team.
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First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
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Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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Strengthening Sexual Assault Victim's Right to Privacy (April 2009)
OVC, Electronic Document, 13 pages, NCJ 226501.
This online guide, developed by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc., provides recommendations to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers concerned with protecting sexual assault victims’ privacy. It addresses common challenges, discusses core concepts, and offers practical tips to maintain victim confidentiality to better serve victims.
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Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 223 pages, NCJ 235247.
This Guide is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.
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Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities: The West Virginia Regional Mobile SANE Project (June 2008)
OVC, Portable Guide, 58 pages, NCJ 221749.
Although Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs have spread throughout the country, they remain scarce in rural communities. OVC’s replication guide highlights an OVC-funded demonstration project from the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS), which sought to use on-call SANEs to serve hospitals throughout a four-county region in a rural area of West Virginia. The guide focuses on how the project was planned and implemented and the lessons learned by FRIS and other stakeholders. It also provides a checklist for other rural communities to use in replicating a similar project and access to materials developed during implementation.
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First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211619.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well. This 30-minute video is available in VHS (NCJ 211618). A companion guidebook (NCJ 217272) is also available.
Abstract | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006)
OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
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Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases Through Agency Cooperation (1998)
OVC, Bulletin, 7 pages, NCJ 172877.
This bulletin encourages close cooperation between tribal and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. Employing multiagency protocols and teams, for instance, helps address the jurisdictional overlap and confusion in oversight that often leads to multiple investigations and child interviews, which result in unnecessary victim trauma.
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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 - Statistical Tables (February 2014)
BJS, NCJ 244525.
This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2012. The report compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in noninstitutionalized households, including distributions by age, race, sex, victims' types of disabilities, and other victim characteristics.
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Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013)
NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
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National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking (October 2013)
BJA-Sponsored, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 244678.
Residential programs around the country were surveyed in order to learn how many residential programs for victims of sex trafficking were in operation. Thirty-three residential programs in the United States were found that offer services to trafficking. This report found a total of 682 beds for trafficking victims in the U.S.
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Criminal Victimization, 2012 (October 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Bulletins, 17 pages, NCJ 243389.
Presents 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. The bulletin includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.
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Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Measuring the Prevalence of Crime With the National Crime Victimization Survey (September 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Technical Reports, 27 pages, NCJ 241656.
This report presents comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. It compares violent victimization and prevalence rates across victim age and sex and according to victim-offender relationships.
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Part Of the BJS Technical Reports Series
Evaluating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (July 2013)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 241930.
This article discusses the efforts of Michigan State University researchers to develop a toolkit that SANE programs can use to evaluate how they affect the prosecution of sexual assault cases in their communities and explains how to implement the user-friendly toolkit. It also offers ideas for using the findings to improve practice and enhance a program's positive impact on the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011 (April 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 241349.
This report presents information on both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence in the workplace against government employees, based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010 (March 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 240655.
This report presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010. The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, whether the offender had a weapon, and the location of the victimization.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases (February 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, 6 pages, NCJ 241356.
In this article from the Sexual Assault Report™, NIJ staff member Nancy Ritter explores: whether every sexual assault kit (SAK) should be tested every kit - even ones that are 25 years old; should priority be given to certain kits, and if so, how do we decide; and how to handle cases in which the alleged perpetrator is already known. The article also explains where the weak spots are in collecting, storing, and testing kits; why the police might not send sexual assault kits to be tested; and what early evidence is showing about complex issues such as victim notification.
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Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, 22 pages, NCJ 240106.
This report presents patterns and trends in violent crime against youth ages 12 to 17 from 1994 to 2010. The report explores overall trends in violent crime against youth and examines patterns in serious violent crime and simple assault by the demographic characteristics of the victim, the location and time of the incident, weapon involvement and injury, the victim-offender relationship, and whether police were notified.
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Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 239424.
This report presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Prevalence of Violent Crime Among Households with Children, 1993-2010 (September 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 18 pages, NCJ 238799.
Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on nonfatal violent crime involving members of a household as victims and reports on the annual prevalence of that violent crime among U.S. households with children from 1993 to 2010.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit (August 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 145 pages, NCJ 240916.
The purpose of this project was to conduct an implementation evaluation of the SANE Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit. The authors selected six SANE programs (two rural, two mid-sized, and two urban) and provided comprehensive technical assistance to help these programs work through the steps in the Toolkit so that they could evaluate whether their programs were having a beneficial impact on prosecution rates.
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Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs in the Criminal Justice System: A Toolkit for Practitioners (August 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 227 pages, NCJ 240917.
The focus of this Toolkit is the impact of SANE programs on the progression of sexual assault cases through the criminal justice system, meaning how many cases make it how far through the system. To that end, the Toolkit is designed to provide practitioners with the necessary information for understanding and evaluating SANE programs' impact on prosecution rates in their own community.
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Methods for Counting High-Frequency Repeat Victimizations in the National Crime Victimization Survey (April 2012)
BJS, Report, 40 pages, NCJ 237308.
As part of ongoing research efforts associated with the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has investigated ways to include high-frequency repeat victimizations, or series victimizations, in estimates of criminal victimization. This report examines the nature and extent of series victimization in the NCVS, assesses the general patterns of victims' responses to being asked "How many times did this type of incident occur?," provides data on how reports of high-frequency repeated victimization have changed over time, and describes how BJS intends to change its counting practices for estimating annual victimization rates in future reports.
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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)
NIJ, OVC, NCJ 239602.
On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.
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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)
NIJ, OVC, NCJ 239602.
On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.
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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Use of Victim Service Agencies by Victims of Serious Violent Crime, 1993-2009 (August 2011)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 16 pages, NCJ 234212.
Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on trends in the percentage of serious violent crime victims who received help or advice from a victim service agency from 1993 to 2009.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims' Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System (May 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 164 pages, NCJ 234466.
The purpose of this project was to examine adolescent sexual assault survivors' help-seeking experiences with the legal and medical systems in two Midwestern communities that have different models of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) interventions.
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Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (March 2011)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 233282.
This article discusses a study examining the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol of child victims of sexual abuse.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Victim Participation in Intimate Partner Violence Prosecution: Implications for Safety (February 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, 153 pages, NCJ 235284.
This study examined to what extent female intimate partner violence (IPV) victim participation in prosecution is associated with their future safety. In essence, are IPV victims who participate in prosecution safer than those who do not?
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Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault (HBCU-CSA) Study (February 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 233614.
This study documents the prevalence of sexual assault (rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact) on historically Black college and university campuses and also examines associated personal and behavioral factors, context, consequences, and reporting, along with campus police and service-provider perspectives on sexual victimization and student attitudes toward law enforcement and prevention measures.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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Risks of Violence in Major Daily Activities: United States, 2003-2005 (November 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 549 pages, NCJ 232436.
Using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and American Time Use Survey, activity- and place-specific rates of violence are calculated to determine (a) which activity or type of place is the most dangerous, (b) the relative risk of activities and types of place, and (c) how activity- and place-specific risks vary between demographic subgroups.
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National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010)
DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
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Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (August 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 246 pages, NCJ 236429.
This examination of sexual-assault, domestic-violence, and stalking cases reported to Alaska State Troopers during various time periods addressed characteristics of suspects, victims, incidents, witnesses, and legal resolution, with attention to predictors of legal resolutions, and whether rural cases were less likely to have successful legal resolutions.
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Final Report: Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) Study (April 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 187 pages, NCJ 230445.
A national sample of 2,000 adult Latino women living in high-density Latino neighborhoods participated in the Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) study, which determined the prevalence of sexual victimization among the women, as well as the overlap of sexual victimization with other types of victimization, along with victims' formal and informal help-seeking responses.
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Storylines of Physical and Sexual Assault in Urban Nightlife: The Impact of Individual Disposition and Social Context (January 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 272 pages, NCJ 230408.
Using storylines as an analytical framework, this study tested a hypothesis regarding factors in physical and sexual assaults that occur in urban nightlife venues (i.e., bars and nightclubs).
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies for Reducing Sexual Violence Against Women, Final Report (2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 77 pages, NCJ 231989.
This report presents results of a study on the effectiveness of one state’s sex offender registration and notification policy in reducing sexual violence.
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Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies (October 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 37 pages, NCJ 228813.
This annotated bibliography on Internet crimes against children encompasses the findings of relevant major studies, surveys, and reports that evaluate research done in the past 10 years.
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Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey (October 2009)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 227744.
This report presents background information on and the methodology, findings, and implications of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.
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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Female Victims of Violence (September 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Selected Findings, 8 pages, NCJ 228356.
This report provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.
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Part Of the BJS Selected Findings Series
Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Victims of Crime (March 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 8 pages, NCJ 225037.
This report presents findings about violent crime and property crime experienced by the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population in the United States. Data on nonfatal violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) and nonfatal property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft) are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact (January 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 201 pages, NCJ 226497.
This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.
Abstract | PDF (Final Report) | PDF (Project Summary) | PDF (Tool Kit)
Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact: Project Summary (January 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 25 pages, NCJ 226498.
This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.
Abstract | PDF (Project Summary) | PDF (Final Report) | PDF (Tool Kit)
Step-by-Step Practitioner Toolkit for Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs in the Criminal Justice System (January 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 145 pages, NCJ 226499.
Developed as part of a large research study on the work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in the criminal justice system, this Toolkit is designed to assist SANE program staff in evaluating how their program impacts the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault cases in their community.
Abstract | PDF (Tool Kit) | PDF (Final Report) | PDF (Project Summary)
Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 218530.
This report presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.
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Sexually Assaulted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics (August 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP NISMART Series, 12 pages, NCJ 214383.
This bulletin provides information on the estimated number and characteristics of children who were sexually assaulted in the United States in 1999.
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? (December 2007)
NIJ, Report, 20 pages, NCJ 215733.
This report examines the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the response to the problem through intervention and prevention programs.
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Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, LT000527.
Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP's Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. Designed primarily for quick, on-the-job reference by police officers and detectives, the guides are also useful for social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, psychologists, attorneys, judges-anyone on the frontlines of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. Visit www.ncjrs.gov for information on obtaining these products.
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Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 70 pages, NCJ 219181.
This report provides information addressing 4 key goals: 1) To identify how many women in the U.S. and in college settings have ever been raped or sexually assaulted during their lifetime and within the past year; 2) To identify key case characteristics of drug-facilitated and forcible rapes; 3) To examine factors that affect the willingness of women to report rape to law enforcement or seek help from their support network; and 4) To make comparisons between the different types of rape with regard to the numbers of women affected in the U.S. and college settings, risk factors, reporting to law enforcement, and mental health consequences.
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Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study, Final Report (2007)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 110 pages, NCJ 221153.
This federally supported report presents the results of a study, conducted by RTI International, examining the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students in an effort to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies.
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Managing Sex Offenders: Citizens Supporting Law Enforcement: A Resource for Law Enforcement (2007)
BJA-Sponsored, 52 pages, NCJ 216151.
This federally supported guide provides comprehensive resource information for law enforcement on Federal, State, and local legislation passed across the United States regarding the management of released sex offenders and programs developed under the Citizen Involvement in Sex Offender Management Project (CISOM) using citizens to assist law enforcement to manage sex offenders.
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Elderly Victims of Sexual Abuse and Their Offenders (June 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 216550.
This exploratory study provided evidence that adults ages 60 and older have been victims of sexual abuse in their homes, in nursing homes, and in the community.
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Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey (January 2006)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 46 pages, NCJ 210346.
This Special Report takes a detailed look at National Violence Against Women Survey findings and the researchers' recommendations for future research. Researchers found differences in rape prevalence relating to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as other factors such as whether victims were first raped as minors.
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Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It (December 2005)
NIJ, 18 pages, NCJ 205521.
After summarizing data on the nature and extent of sexual assault on college campuses, this study presents findings on response policies and procedures; reporting options; barriers and facilitators for reporting; reporter training and prevention programming; victim resources; and investigation, adjudication, and campus sanctions.
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Understanding the Needs of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Deaf Community (October 2005)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 115 pages, NCJ 212867.
This study sought the opinions of service providers for deaf sexual assault victims and the views of members of the deaf community, in order to identify service gaps for these victims and how law enforcement agencies can be a more effective resource for them.
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Statutory Rape Known to Law Enforcement (August 2005)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 4 pages, NCJ 208803.
Based on an analysis of reports from law enforcement agencies in 21 states for the years 1996 through 2000, this OJJDP Bulletin characterizes victim and offender attributes (e.g., age, gender, relationship) and law enforcement’s response to incidents of statutory rape.
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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 - Statistical Tables (February 2014)
BJS, NCJ 244525.
This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2012. The report compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in noninstitutionalized households, including distributions by age, race, sex, victims' types of disabilities, and other victim characteristics.
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Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013)
NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
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National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking (October 2013)
BJA-Sponsored, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 244678.
Residential programs around the country were surveyed in order to learn how many residential programs for victims of sex trafficking were in operation. Thirty-three residential programs in the United States were found that offer services to trafficking. This report found a total of 682 beds for trafficking victims in the U.S.
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Criminal Victimization, 2012 (October 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Bulletins, 17 pages, NCJ 243389.
Presents 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). It describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. The bulletin includes estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization. It also describes the characteristics of victims.
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Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Measuring the Prevalence of Crime With the National Crime Victimization Survey (September 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Technical Reports, 27 pages, NCJ 241656.
This report presents comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. It compares violent victimization and prevalence rates across victim age and sex and according to victim-offender relationships.
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Part Of the BJS Technical Reports Series
Evaluating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (July 2013)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 241930.
This article discusses the efforts of Michigan State University researchers to develop a toolkit that SANE programs can use to evaluate how they affect the prosecution of sexual assault cases in their communities and explains how to implement the user-friendly toolkit. It also offers ideas for using the findings to improve practice and enhance a program's positive impact on the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country (July 2013)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000393.
This fact sheet describes OVC's efforts to support American Indian/Alaska Native victims of crime by forging innovative partnerships to develop and expand exemplary tribal programs and services; and maintaining established programs that focus on culturally specific training, technical assistance, and case management, among other services.
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OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
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Break the Silence: Sexual Assault and the SART Solution (June 2013)
OVC-Sponsored, 0 pages, NCJ 243297.
This online video is designed to help in the creation a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and can be used to educate other potential members, management, and the community on how SARTs can provide improved response to victims of sexual assault and increased offender conviction rates. Recognizing the severity, complexity and impact of sexual assault in Indian Country and rural areas, the video can be used by Native American and rural SARTs to make their respective communities aware of an existing SART program and its value.
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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011 (April 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 241349.
This report presents information on both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence in the workplace against government employees, based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010 (March 2013)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 17 pages, NCJ 240655.
This report presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010. The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, whether the offender had a weapon, and the location of the victimization.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases (February 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, 6 pages, NCJ 241356.
In this article from the Sexual Assault Report™, NIJ staff member Nancy Ritter explores: whether every sexual assault kit (SAK) should be tested every kit - even ones that are 25 years old; should priority be given to certain kits, and if so, how do we decide; and how to handle cases in which the alleged perpetrator is already known. The article also explains where the weak spots are in collecting, storing, and testing kits; why the police might not send sexual assault kits to be tested; and what early evidence is showing about complex issues such as victim notification.
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Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, 22 pages, NCJ 240106.
This report presents patterns and trends in violent crime against youth ages 12 to 17 from 1994 to 2010. The report explores overall trends in violent crime against youth and examines patterns in serious violent crime and simple assault by the demographic characteristics of the victim, the location and time of the incident, weapon involvement and injury, the victim-offender relationship, and whether police were notified.
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Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010 (December 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 19 pages, NCJ 239424.
This report presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes, Summary Report (November 2012)
OVC, 53 pages, NCJ 240177.
OVC, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to conduct a forum that addressed the topic of enhancing criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the discussion at the forum and provides a list of resources for those working to investigate sex crimes.
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National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Sexual Assault (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 18 pages, NCJ 240574.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
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Part Of the OVC Training Series
Prevalence of Violent Crime Among Households with Children, 1993-2010 (September 2012)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 18 pages, NCJ 238799.
Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on nonfatal violent crime involving members of a household as victims and reports on the annual prevalence of that violent crime among U.S. households with children from 1993 to 2010.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit (August 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 145 pages, NCJ 240916.
The purpose of this project was to conduct an implementation evaluation of the SANE Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit. The authors selected six SANE programs (two rural, two mid-sized, and two urban) and provided comprehensive technical assistance to help these programs work through the steps in the Toolkit so that they could evaluate whether their programs were having a beneficial impact on prosecution rates.
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Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs in the Criminal Justice System: A Toolkit for Practitioners (August 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 227 pages, NCJ 240917.
The focus of this Toolkit is the impact of SANE programs on the progression of sexual assault cases through the criminal justice system, meaning how many cases make it how far through the system. To that end, the Toolkit is designed to provide practitioners with the necessary information for understanding and evaluating SANE programs' impact on prosecution rates in their own community.
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OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
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This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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Methods for Counting High-Frequency Repeat Victimizations in the National Crime Victimization Survey (April 2012)
BJS, Report, 40 pages, NCJ 237308.
As part of ongoing research efforts associated with the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has investigated ways to include high-frequency repeat victimizations, or series victimizations, in estimates of criminal victimization. This report examines the nature and extent of series victimization in the NCVS, assesses the general patterns of victims' responses to being asked "How many times did this type of incident occur?," provides data on how reports of high-frequency repeated victimization have changed over time, and describes how BJS intends to change its counting practices for estimating annual victimization rates in future reports.
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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)
NIJ, OVC, NCJ 239602.
On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.
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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)
NIJ, OVC, NCJ 239602.
On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.
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Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
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Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Use of Victim Service Agencies by Victims of Serious Violent Crime, 1993-2009 (August 2011)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 16 pages, NCJ 234212.
Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on trends in the percentage of serious violent crime victims who received help or advice from a victim service agency from 1993 to 2009.
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit (May 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 234271.
This toolkit includes replicable Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. Resources include the following: glossaries-Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking; presentations-PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates; and tools-a pocket card, handout, factsheets, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
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Existe Ayuda: Victims' Rights Pocket Card (May 2011)
OVC, Fact Sheet, 2 pages, NCJ 234272.
The purpose of this resource is to promote awareness of sexual assault victims' rights; including the right to services regardless of race, economic status, language preference, or residency status.
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Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims' Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System (May 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 164 pages, NCJ 234466.
The purpose of this project was to examine adolescent sexual assault survivors' help-seeking experiences with the legal and medical systems in two Midwestern communities that have different models of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) interventions.
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SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams (March 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232786.
This toolkit is a compilation of resources for communities wanting to develop SARTs — coordinated teams of people who serve victims of sexual assault — and for communities wanting to improve their SART responses. The toolkit reviews the basics, lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART, describes how to retain focus on victims, highlights SART programs throughout the country, and includes sample resources to use when developing and evaluating your team.
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Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (March 2011)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 233282.
This article discusses a study examining the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol of child victims of sexual abuse.
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Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault (HBCU-CSA) Study (February 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 233614.
This study documents the prevalence of sexual assault (rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact) on historically Black college and university campuses and also examines associated personal and behavioral factors, context, consequences, and reporting, along with campus police and service-provider perspectives on sexual victimization and student attitudes toward law enforcement and prevention measures.
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Victim Participation in Intimate Partner Violence Prosecution: Implications for Safety (February 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, 153 pages, NCJ 235284.
This study examined to what extent female intimate partner violence (IPV) victim participation in prosecution is associated with their future safety. In essence, are IPV victims who participate in prosecution safer than those who do not?
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
BJA, OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232972.
This e-Guide supports the important work of multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking Task Forces around the country and provides direction and promising practices on anti-human trafficking Task Force creation, structure, and enhancement. This e-Guide also includes links to many tools, trainings, and resources for victim service providers, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors.
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Risks of Violence in Major Daily Activities: United States, 2003-2005 (November 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 549 pages, NCJ 232436.
Using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and American Time Use Survey, activity- and place-specific rates of violence are calculated to determine (a) which activity or type of place is the most dangerous, (b) the relative risk of activities and types of place, and (c) how activity- and place-specific risks vary between demographic subgroups.
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Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (August 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 246 pages, NCJ 236429.
This examination of sexual-assault, domestic-violence, and stalking cases reported to Alaska State Troopers during various time periods addressed characteristics of suspects, victims, incidents, witnesses, and legal resolution, with attention to predictors of legal resolutions, and whether rural cases were less likely to have successful legal resolutions.
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National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010)
DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
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First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
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Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Final Report: Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) Study (April 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 187 pages, NCJ 230445.
A national sample of 2,000 adult Latino women living in high-density Latino neighborhoods participated in the Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) study, which determined the prevalence of sexual victimization among the women, as well as the overlap of sexual victimization with other types of victimization, along with victims' formal and informal help-seeking responses.
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Storylines of Physical and Sexual Assault in Urban Nightlife: The Impact of Individual Disposition and Social Context (January 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 272 pages, NCJ 230408.
Using storylines as an analytical framework, this study tested a hypothesis regarding factors in physical and sexual assaults that occur in urban nightlife venues (i.e., bars and nightclubs).
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies for Reducing Sexual Violence Against Women, Final Report (2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 77 pages, NCJ 231989.
This report presents results of a study on the effectiveness of one state’s sex offender registration and notification policy in reducing sexual violence.
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What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies (October 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 37 pages, NCJ 228813.
This annotated bibliography on Internet crimes against children encompasses the findings of relevant major studies, surveys, and reports that evaluate research done in the past 10 years.
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Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey (October 2009)
OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 227744.
This report presents background information on and the methodology, findings, and implications of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.
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Female Victims of Violence (September 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Selected Findings, 8 pages, NCJ 228356.
This report provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.
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Part Of the BJS Selected Findings Series
Strengthening Sexual Assault Victim's Right to Privacy (April 2009)
OVC, Electronic Document, 13 pages, NCJ 226501.
This online guide, developed by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc., provides recommendations to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers concerned with protecting sexual assault victims’ privacy. It addresses common challenges, discusses core concepts, and offers practical tips to maintain victim confidentiality to better serve victims.
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Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Victims of Crime (March 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 8 pages, NCJ 225037.
This report presents findings about violent crime and property crime experienced by the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population in the United States. Data on nonfatal violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) and nonfatal property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft) are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
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Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
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Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact (January 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 201 pages, NCJ 226497.
This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.
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