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Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Fact Sheet (April 2014)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS000397.
This Fact Sheet describes the services and trainings available through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and how these resources can be accessed.
PDF
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets 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.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
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)
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance 2011 Edition (Revised May 2012) (May 2012)
OVC, 66 pages, NCJ 235121.
These guidelines establish policy and provide guidance to be followed by U.S. Department of Justice personnel in their interactions with crime victims and witnesses. Effective October 1, 2011, these guidelines clarified DOJ's responsibilities to provide mandated rights and services enumerated in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA) as well as other statutory requirements. Furthermore, the guidelines examine the unique requirements of vulnerable victims, including a recent update in May 2012 that addresses the scope of the federal child abuse reporting requirement under section 13031 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 13031.
Abstract | PDF
Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
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.
Abstract | HTML
Good Samaritans: Volunteers Helping Victims Program Handbook and Training Guide (April 2009)
OVC, 61 pages, NCJ 225703.
This online guide is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, community groups, and faith-based organizations interested in using volunteers to expand their outreach to crime victims. A product of the Good Samaritans program in Mobile, Alabama, it provides guidance for replicating the program in other communities, as Mobile has done, and training volunteers to provide emergency services to victims including home repair, compassionate support, and referrals to other services.
Abstract | HTML
Enhancing the Legal Profession's Response to Victims of Child Abuse (2009)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 14 pages, NCJ 245034.
After reviewing the American Bar Association’s general recommendations for the rights and needs of child victims in legal processing of their cases, this article focuses on child sexual abuse victims and the improvement of legal professionals’ interaction with these victims.
Abstract | PDF
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (June 2008)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000314.
Since 1989, OVC's Children's Justice Act grant program has provided funds and technical assistance to help AI/AN communities to better handle serious child abuse cases from disclosure and investigation through prosecution and case resolution. This fact sheet discusses activities funded through CJA, eligibility, and supportive training and technical assistance for grantees.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Serving Crime Victims With Disabilities (April 2007)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 213366.
This DVD presents two popular award-winning videos, "Meet Us Where We Are" and "The Time Is Now," originally produced in December 2002 and no longer available in VHS form. "The Time Is Now" helps crime victim service providers reach out and serve people with disabilities. "Meet Us Where We Are," which presents first person accounts of how crime affects people with disabilities, educates disability service providers and people with disabilities about crime victims' rights and resources.
Abstract | HTML (Disk 1 Transcript) | HTML (Disk 2 Transcript) | Video (Disk 1 WMV Video Clip) | Video (Disk 1 QuickTime Video Clip) | Video (Disk 2 WMV Video Clip) | Video (Disk 2 QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Handbook for Rural Prosecutors (April 2006)
OVC, 26 pages, NCJ 211106.
This guide provides tips and strategies to overcoming the challenges rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. Advice is based on a survey of rural prosecutors' offices conducted by the American Prosecutors Research Institute.
Abstract | HTML
Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape: Training Guide (2000)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 41 pages, NCJ 178237.
This guidebook raises the various problems law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service providers encounter in statutory rape cases and identifies promising practices for dealing with them.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)
OVC, OVC Others, 32 pages, NCJ 176983.
This monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Children Exposed to Violence: Criminal Justice Resources (1999)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 176984.
This bulletin is a companion piece to the OVC monograph "Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses". It provides information about the resources, tools, and services available to improve our individual and collective response to children who face crime and violence in their lives.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
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.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
I'm Going to Federal Court with Mark & Julie (For Children Ten Years and Up) (1997)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 157156.
This activity book includes pages to color, games, puzzles, and information to teach child witnesses about the court experience they will face.
Abstract | PDF
Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court (1996)
OVC, 40 pages, NCJ 167252.
This activity book contains games, puzzles, and information designed to instruct children on the jobs performed by tribal and federal court personnel.
Abstract | PDF
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OJP 2014 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (May 2014)
OJP, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 246682.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding grant opportunities OJP intends to fund in the coming months, divided into 10 thematically organized sections.
Abstract | HTML
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.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
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.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
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?
Abstract | PDF
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.
Abstract | PDF
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.
Abstract | PDF
Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness (April 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 229883.
This article reports on two studies sponsored by the National Institute of Justice that examined the prevalence of elder abuse and its detection through the forensic examination of the difference between accidental and inflicted bruising. The article concludes with descriptions of elder abuse cases in which prosecutors and victim-witness advocates have cooperated in gaining convictions of perpetrators of elder abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases (April 2010)
NIJ, NIJ Journal, 2 pages, NCJ 229884.
This article provides an overview of State laws that pertain to elder abuse and identifies the factors that improve or impede the successful prosecution of such cases.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts (December 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 161 pages, NCJ 229659.
In providing a comprehensive national profile of domestic violence courts (DVCs), this study explored how criminal DVCs have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the United States.
Abstract | PDF
Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties (October 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 228193.
Examines the characteristics and processing of 3,750 cases of intimate partner violence, filed in the state courts of 16 large urban counties in May 2002. Topics covered include the types of charges filed against defendants, incident-specific information such as victim injury, defendant weapon use, evidence obtained, adjudication outcomes, and sentences imposed on convicted defendants.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges (June 2009)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 106 pages, NCJ 225722.
This report describes for practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and, more particularly, the implications of that research for day-to-day, real-world responses to domestic violence by law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Research Report 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)
Finding Victims of Human Trafficking (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 224393.
This study responds to a Congressional mandate and examines human trafficking experiences among a random sample of 60 counties across the United States.
Abstract | PDF
Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices (June 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 94 pages, NCJ 223972.
This study examined the effectiveness of existing U.S. Federal and State legislation in providing prosecutors with the tools needed to gain convictions of those charged with human trafficking, defined as "the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit."
Abstract | PDF
Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 255 pages, NCJ 222752.
Based on responses of local, State, and county law enforcement agencies to the National Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Survey ("the national survey"), this report addresses the perceptions of human trafficking held by law enforcement agencies and their preparation to address the problem; the frequency with which law enforcement agencies identify and investigate human-trafficking cases; the characteristics of investigated cases; and the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
Abstract | PDF
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, Portable Guide, 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.
PDF 141 KB
Part Of the OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series
Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001 (April 2004)
BJS, BJS Bulletins, 12 pages, NCJ 202803.
This bulletin examines general civil cases disposed of by bench or jury trial in the Nation's 75 most populous counties in 2001 and provides information on the type of case, types of plaintiffs and defendants, trial winners, amount of total damages awarded, amount of punitive damages awarded, and case processing time.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program (2003)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, NIJ Research Report, 128 pages, NCJ 203276.
This report details the findings of the University of New Mexico Hospital Emergency Medicine Department's comprehensive outcome evaluation of the Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Collaborative.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program (January 2002)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 8 pages, NCJ 191213.
This bulletin describes the work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program.
Abstract | PDF 204 KB | HTML
USA Bulletin: Victims' Rights (January 1999)
DOJ, Bulletin, 96 pages, NCJ 175038.
This United States Attorneys' bulletin is dedicated solely to victim-witness matters, with emphasis on the role of prosecutors. This special 96-page issue also chronicles legislation from the past two decades that provides procedural and remedial rights to victims, such as the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, the Emergency Witness Assistance Program, the Crime Victims Fund, and the Drug Victim Initiative.
Abstract | PDF
Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1995)
OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 170 pages, NCJ 156842.
These guidelines aim to set forth the essential elements of properly conducted family court proceedings in cases involved child abuse and neglect by describing family court functions, outlining the efficient maintenance of court calendars, explaining court staffing and organizational issues, and clarifying associated costs with these procedures.
Abstract | PDF
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OJP 2014 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (May 2014)
OJP, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 246682.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding grant opportunities OJP intends to fund in the coming months, divided into 10 thematically organized sections.
Abstract | HTML
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Fact Sheet (April 2014)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS000397.
This Fact Sheet describes the services and trainings available through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and how these resources can be accessed.
PDF
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets 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.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
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.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
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)
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance 2011 Edition (Revised May 2012) (May 2012)
OVC, 66 pages, NCJ 235121.
These guidelines establish policy and provide guidance to be followed by U.S. Department of Justice personnel in their interactions with crime victims and witnesses. Effective October 1, 2011, these guidelines clarified DOJ's responsibilities to provide mandated rights and services enumerated in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA) as well as other statutory requirements. Furthermore, the guidelines examine the unique requirements of vulnerable victims, including a recent update in May 2012 that addresses the scope of the federal child abuse reporting requirement under section 13031 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 13031.
Abstract | PDF
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.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
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?
Abstract | PDF
Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (January 2011)
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.
Abstract | HTML
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.
Abstract | PDF
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.
Abstract | PDF
Elder Abuse Emerges From the Shadows of Public Consciousness (April 2010)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 229883.
This article reports on two studies sponsored by the National Institute of Justice that examined the prevalence of elder abuse and its detection through the forensic examination of the difference between accidental and inflicted bruising. The article concludes with descriptions of elder abuse cases in which prosecutors and victim-witness advocates have cooperated in gaining convictions of perpetrators of elder abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases (April 2010)
NIJ, NIJ Journal, 2 pages, NCJ 229884.
This article provides an overview of State laws that pertain to elder abuse and identifies the factors that improve or impede the successful prosecution of such cases.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
A National Portrait of Domestic Violence Courts (December 2009)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 161 pages, NCJ 229659.
In providing a comprehensive national profile of domestic violence courts (DVCs), this study explored how criminal DVCs have evolved, their rationale, and how their operations vary across the United States.
Abstract | PDF
Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties (October 2009)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 228193.
Examines the characteristics and processing of 3,750 cases of intimate partner violence, filed in the state courts of 16 large urban counties in May 2002. Topics covered include the types of charges filed against defendants, incident-specific information such as victim injury, defendant weapon use, evidence obtained, adjudication outcomes, and sentences imposed on convicted defendants.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges (June 2009)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research Report, 106 pages, NCJ 225722.
This report describes for practitioners what the research tells us about domestic violence, including its perpetrators and victims, the impact of current responses to it and, more particularly, the implications of that research for day-to-day, real-world responses to domestic violence by law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Good Samaritans: Volunteers Helping Victims Program Handbook and Training Guide (April 2009)
OVC, 61 pages, NCJ 225703.
This online guide is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, community groups, and faith-based organizations interested in using volunteers to expand their outreach to crime victims. A product of the Good Samaritans program in Mobile, Alabama, it provides guidance for replicating the program in other communities, as Mobile has done, and training volunteers to provide emergency services to victims including home repair, compassionate support, and referrals to other services.
Abstract | HTML
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)
Enhancing the Legal Profession's Response to Victims of Child Abuse (2009)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 14 pages, NCJ 245034.
After reviewing the American Bar Association’s general recommendations for the rights and needs of child victims in legal processing of their cases, this article focuses on child sexual abuse victims and the improvement of legal professionals’ interaction with these victims.
Abstract | PDF
Finding Victims of Human Trafficking (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 224393.
This study responds to a Congressional mandate and examines human trafficking experiences among a random sample of 60 counties across the United States.
Abstract | PDF
Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices (June 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 94 pages, NCJ 223972.
This study examined the effectiveness of existing U.S. Federal and State legislation in providing prosecutors with the tools needed to gain convictions of those charged with human trafficking, defined as "the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit."
Abstract | PDF
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (June 2008)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000314.
Since 1989, OVC's Children's Justice Act grant program has provided funds and technical assistance to help AI/AN communities to better handle serious child abuse cases from disclosure and investigation through prosecution and case resolution. This fact sheet discusses activities funded through CJA, eligibility, and supportive training and technical assistance for grantees.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 255 pages, NCJ 222752.
Based on responses of local, State, and county law enforcement agencies to the National Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Survey ("the national survey"), this report addresses the perceptions of human trafficking held by law enforcement agencies and their preparation to address the problem; the frequency with which law enforcement agencies identify and investigate human-trafficking cases; the characteristics of investigated cases; and the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
Abstract | PDF
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, Portable Guide, 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.
PDF 141 KB
Part Of the OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series
Serving Crime Victims With Disabilities (April 2007)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 213366.
This DVD presents two popular award-winning videos, "Meet Us Where We Are" and "The Time Is Now," originally produced in December 2002 and no longer available in VHS form. "The Time Is Now" helps crime victim service providers reach out and serve people with disabilities. "Meet Us Where We Are," which presents first person accounts of how crime affects people with disabilities, educates disability service providers and people with disabilities about crime victims' rights and resources.
Abstract | HTML (Disk 1 Transcript) | HTML (Disk 2 Transcript) | Video (Disk 1 WMV Video Clip) | Video (Disk 1 QuickTime Video Clip) | Video (Disk 2 WMV Video Clip) | Video (Disk 2 QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Handbook for Rural Prosecutors (April 2006)
OVC, 26 pages, NCJ 211106.
This guide provides tips and strategies to overcoming the challenges rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. Advice is based on a survey of rural prosecutors' offices conducted by the American Prosecutors Research Institute.
Abstract | HTML
Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001 (April 2004)
BJS, BJS Bulletins, 12 pages, NCJ 202803.
This bulletin examines general civil cases disposed of by bench or jury trial in the Nation's 75 most populous counties in 2001 and provides information on the type of case, types of plaintiffs and defendants, trial winners, amount of total damages awarded, amount of punitive damages awarded, and case processing time.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Bulletins Series
Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program (2003)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, NIJ Research Report, 128 pages, NCJ 203276.
This report details the findings of the University of New Mexico Hospital Emergency Medicine Department's comprehensive outcome evaluation of the Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Collaborative.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program (January 2002)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 8 pages, NCJ 191213.
This bulletin describes the work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program.
Abstract | PDF 204 KB | HTML
Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape: Training Guide (2000)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 41 pages, NCJ 178237.
This guidebook raises the various problems law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service providers encounter in statutory rape cases and identifies promising practices for dealing with them.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)
OVC, OVC Others, 32 pages, NCJ 176983.
This monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
USA Bulletin: Victims' Rights (January 1999)
DOJ, Bulletin, 96 pages, NCJ 175038.
This United States Attorneys' bulletin is dedicated solely to victim-witness matters, with emphasis on the role of prosecutors. This special 96-page issue also chronicles legislation from the past two decades that provides procedural and remedial rights to victims, such as the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, the Emergency Witness Assistance Program, the Crime Victims Fund, and the Drug Victim Initiative.
Abstract | PDF
Children Exposed to Violence: Criminal Justice Resources (1999)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 176984.
This bulletin is a companion piece to the OVC monograph "Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses". It provides information about the resources, tools, and services available to improve our individual and collective response to children who face crime and violence in their lives.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
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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I'm Going to Federal Court with Mark & Julie (For Children Ten Years and Up) (1997)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 157156.
This activity book includes pages to color, games, puzzles, and information to teach child witnesses about the court experience they will face.
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Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court (1996)
OVC, 40 pages, NCJ 167252.
This activity book contains games, puzzles, and information designed to instruct children on the jobs performed by tribal and federal court personnel.
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Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1995)
OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 170 pages, NCJ 156842.
These guidelines aim to set forth the essential elements of properly conducted family court proceedings in cases involved child abuse and neglect by describing family court functions, outlining the efficient maintenance of court calendars, explaining court staffing and organizational issues, and clarifying associated costs with these procedures.
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