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- Databases and Directories
- Juvenile Court Resources
- Military Resources
- Resources for Safety Planning
- Resources for Service Providers
Databases and Directories
Hot Peach Pages
Links to abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers, and women's organizations and includes information about domestic violence in more than 75 languages.
International Rape Crisis Hotlines
Provides worldwide rape crisis hotline information.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Organizations
Lists rape crisis centers in the United States and its territories.
OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services
Helps service providers and individuals locate non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.
Juvenile Court Resources
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, Chapter 4: Juvenile Justice System Structure and Process
Reviews the history of juvenile justice and summarizes changes states have made regarding the system's jurisdictional authority, sentencing, corrections programming, confidentiality of records and court hearings, and victim involvement in court hearings.
National Center for Juvenile Justice
Offers technical assistance in statistical research, program planning, law and statute analysis, and informational packets.
California National Guard: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
Increases awareness of the frequency of sexual assault in the military, educates all service members about sexual assault prevention, and protects the rights and dignity of victims.
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Links to military definitions and acronyms.
Serves as a one-stop resource for members of all branches of the military and their spouses and families. The Web site allows users to search for resources, including those dealing with sexual assault.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Serves as the U.S. Department of Defense's single point of accountability on sexual assault policy matters in the U.S. military. This Web site provides links to military directives and services for each branch of the Armed Forces.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Procedures
Outlines U.S. Department of Defense policy regarding sexual assault.
U.S. Army: SHARP Program
Reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability.
U.S. Coast Guard: Health, Safety & Work-Life Directorate (CG11), Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
Establishes procedures for responding to sexual assault victims, reporting requirements to ensure initiation and continuity of care, and geographic separation of suspected offender and victim, if required.
Resources for Safety Planning
Address Confidentiality Program, Washington State
Helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes who have relocated to avoid further abuse by providing them with substitute mailing addresses and allowing them to register to vote or apply for marriage licenses without revealing an address.
Danger Assessment Website
Assesses the severity and frequency of intimate partner violence and includes online training materials, domestic violence resources, conference information, references, and more.
A Guide to Domestic Violence: Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction, and Safety Plan
Serves as a training and reference guide for Nashville police officers and other professionals (e.g., prosecutors; court, corrections, and probation staff; victim advocates) who come into contact with victims of domestic violence.
Personalized Safety Plan
Covers safety planning for victims in abusive relationships.
Resources for Service Providers
Prompts advocates to remember critical issues throughout the criminal justice process.
Advocacy in a Coordinated Community Response: Overview and Highlights of Three Programs
Reviews individual and systems advocacy and describes them as an integral part of a community response to intimate partner violence.
Advocates and Law Enforcement: Oil and Water?
Describes the role of advocates in the criminal justice system and explains the similarities and differences between community- and systems-based advocacy.
Advocating for Women in the Criminal Justice System in Cases of Rape, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Helps advocates navigate the criminal justice system.
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance
Establishes guidelines for government-based (systems-based) advocates located in investigative, prosecutorial, and correctional agencies.
Handbook on Justice for Victims
Outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive services for victims of crime. Recommended guidelines for medical, legal, and advocacy responses are included.
HELP for Victim Service Providers
Serves as a tool for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas, suggestions, and recommendations concerning promising practices, best practices, and victim issues.
Illinois Policies and Procedures
Provides standards for those serving sexual assault victims, covering issues such as codes of ethics, confidentiality, mandated reporting, and public education. You must be a registered member of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault's Web site to view this manual.
In This Toolkit: Advocacy
Links to tools and forms for victim advocates.
Information for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Gives sexual assault victims information about their legal rights.
It Happened To Alexa Foundation
Assists rape victims' families with travel expenses during the litigation process.
Recommended Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexual Assault Response and Prevention on Campus
Provides college and university campuses with recommendations and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary sexual assault response policy and protocol.
Sexual Assault Advocate Training Manual
Offers a detailed introduction to sexual assault and reviews advocate responses to it.
Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training
Teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care.
Standards for Victim Assistance Programs and Providers
Describes common standards suitable across victim service settings that can be adapted for a range of victim assistance programs.
Toolkit to End Violence Against Women
Includes information about medical, law enforcement, and criminal justice responses to violence against women and also covers culturally specific issues. Topics include economic security, campus and workplace safety, faith-based groups, American Indian women, and the military, among others.
Victim Assistance Online
Serves as an information, research, and networking resource for victim assistance specialists and professionals in related disciplines.
Victim Assistance Research Listserv
Covers victim assistance and victimology and is open to victim assistance practitioners and academics, professionals, and post-graduate students in the fields of victim assistance and victimology.
Provides a national snapshot of victims' rights created by the National Center for Victims of Crime.
VINELink: The National Victim Notification Network
Allows victims to inquire about the current status of an offender and to register to be notified immediately in the event of an offender's release, escape, transfer, or court appearance.
Provides information for victims and service providers, reviews justice systems, and links to topical resources.