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Culture, Language, and Access:; Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This policy brief offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors’ access to victim services and other supports.

Why do rates of sexual assault prevalence vary from report to report?

This post looks at the accuracy of data for female victims of sexual violence, using studies of sexual assaults and criminal justice data.

Hope Behind Bars: An Advocate’s Guide to Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Detention

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.

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

The guide presents a wide array of information basic information about the transgender experience to specific guidance for sexual assault services.

Fifty State Survey of Mandatory Reporting Statutes

Mandatory reporting state statutes regarding the sexual abuse of children are compiled and reported.

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”

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.

A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adults/Adolescents: Second Edition

This protocol explains the examination, related responsibilities of personnel, multidisciplinary coordination, and responses of other professionals.

50 State Survey of Sexual Offenses Against Children (Statutory Rape)

The responses from a survey about laws concerning the statutory rape of children are presented. Offense type, description, and penalty are noted.

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