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2015
Document 030128
Why do rates of sexual assault prevalence vary from report to report?
By Pelletier, Elizabeth; Zweig, Janain M.. Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
"All crime data have flaws, but sexual assault data are notoriously inaccurate. Why are these data so problematic? And what are the consequences for how we address sexual violence in the United States? Data on rape and sexual assault suffer from inconsistent estimates and underreporting, leading to misunderstandings about the extent of the problem and adequate policy solutions. Let’s look at two major sources of information on the topic: survey-based studies that estimate prevalence of sexual as... Read More

5 pages
2015
Document 031335
Culture, Language, and Access:; Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
By Smith, Nancy; Hope, Charity. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Victimization and Safety (New York, NY).
"Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, but are often shut off from victim services and supports that are ill-equipped to respond to their unique needs. As a result, they are denied access to services that could help them safely flee from abuse, heal from trauma, and seek justice after they have been harmed. This policy brief offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors’ access t... Read More

36 pages
2014
Document 028220
Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC). FORGE (Milwaukee, WI); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC).
"Members of the transgender community are among the most misunderstood and marginalized of populations, leaving them vulnerable to sexual violence. This vulnerability, coupled with past discrimination, stereotypical perceptions, and other barriers to service, means lost opportunities for justice and healing. Yet another concern is that frequently, victims must explain to service providers what it means to be transgender in order to receive culturally competent care. When faced with this lack of ... Read More
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140 pages
2014
Document 027978
Hope Behind Bars: An Advocate’s Guide to Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Detention
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women (OVAW) (Washington, DC); Just Detention International (JDI) (Los Angeles, CA).
Rape crisis advocates and other victim services providers need to read this publication. It is full of vital information these professionals need in order to address the needs of victims who have been sexually assaulted in a correctional facility. “This manual aims to help advocates take advantage of the unprecedented opportunity created by the PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act] standards. It also seeks to anticipate some of the challenges that come with helping survivors who are incarcerated. W... Read More
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44 pages
2013
Document 027282
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adults/Adolescents: Second Edition
By Little, Kristin. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women. DNA Initiative (Washington, DC).
“A timely, high-quality medical forensic examination can potentially validate and address sexual assault patients' concerns, minimize the trauma they may experience, and promote their healing. At the same time, it can increase the likelihood that evidence collected will aid in criminal case investigation, resulting in perpetrators being held accountable and further sexual violence prevented. The examination and the related responsibilities of health care personnel are the focus of this protocol.... Read More
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145 pages
2013
Document 027514
Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s “A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents”
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) (Washington, DC).
“This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault. Sexual assault is a persistent problem in correctional environments with life-altering consequences for victims as well as for the integrity of correctional institutions and the fundamental principles of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice’s “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Pris... Read More
PDF
66 pages
2013
Document 027512
Study Group on the Transitions between Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime Final Technical Reports
National Institute of Justice. Study Group on the Transitions between Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime (Washington, DC).
This set of bulletins is necessary reading if you want to be up-to-date on what is known about juvenile delinquency. This collection is comprised of: “Bulletin 1: From Juvenile Delinquency to Young Adult Offending” by Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, and David Petechuk; “Bulletin 2: Criminal Career Patterns” by Alex R. Piquero, J. David Hawkins, Lila Kazemian, and Petechuk; “Bulletin 3: Explanations for Offending” by Terence P. Thornberry, Peggy C. Giordano, Christopher Uggen, Mauri Matsuda, An... Read More
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2013
Document 027990
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Resources
U. S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). Institute of Medicine (IOM) (Washington, DC); National Research Council (NRC) (Washington, DC).
This website features materials describing solutions for combating the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of U.S. minors. A report offers recommendations concerning strategies for responding to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States, new legislative approaches, and a research agenda. The report concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States req... Read More
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2013
Document 027779
From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
By Salsich, Annie; Trone, Jennifer. Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Status Offense Reform Center (New York, NY); Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC).
“Youth who run away from home, routinely skip school, and engage in other risky behaviors [status offenses] that are prohibited precisely because of their young age are acting out in ways that should concern the adults in their lives. They need appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system” (p. 1). Sections of this report discuss: the rise and fall of status offense cases handled in court (1995-2010); common status offenses—truancy, liquor law violations, runaway, ungovernabilit... Read More
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11 pages
2013
Document 027779
From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
By Salsich, Annie; Trone, Jennifer. Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Status Offense Reform Center (New York, NY); Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC).
“Youth who run away from home, routinely skip school, and engage in other risky behaviors [status offenses] that are prohibited precisely because of their young age are acting out in ways that should concern the adults in their lives. They need appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system” (p. 1). Sections of this report discuss: the rise and fall of status offense cases handled in court (1995-2010); common status offenses—truancy, liquor law violations, runaway, ungovernabilit... Read More
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11 pages
2012
Document 023679
Fifty State Survey of Mandatory Reporting Statutes
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Mandatory reporting state statutes regarding the sexual abuse of children are compiled and reported. Entries include (if provided) the following information: state; mandatory reporting statutes name; what has to be reported; relevant definitions; persons required to report; reporting procedures; and penalty for failure to report.... Read More
PDF
368 p.
2012
Document 027715
Fifty State Survey of Sexual Assault Statutes
NIC Cooperative Agreement # 06S20GJJ1. NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
Statutes regarding sexual assaults are compiled and reported. Each entry supplies the following information (if provided)—statute, definitions, and penalty. ... Read More
PDF
554 pages
2006
Document 021769
50 State Survey of Sexual Offenses Against Children (Statutory Rape)
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The responses from a survey about laws concerning the statutory rape of children are presented. Offense type, description, and penalty are noted.... Read More
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160 p.
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