This VAWnet paper provides guidelines for the use and evaluation of research reports. It is intended to help advocates become more skilled and confident about reading and understanding research reports.
The first section of the guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives and/or that protect victims from employment discrimination related to the violence. The second section outlines proposed legislation on this topic. Each of these sections is further divided into those laws or bills specific to domestic violence (and, where applicable, sexual violence and stalking) and those laws or bills that relate to crime victims more generally. Employment Rights For Victims Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence
This position statement by the Alianza Latina en Contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), (Latina Alliance Against Sexual Aggression) defines the challenges faced by Latina survivors and advocates and presents recommendations for eliminating barriers.
This resource from the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women offers tips to help advocates and practitioners utilize the information found in articles from scientific journals. The document describes the key sections of a typical journal article and also provides a listing of select journals relevant to violence against women research.Understanding Scientific Journal Articles
The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them. Likewise, the guide includes promising practices with an extensive list of resources. Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors
The Rural Health People 2010 provides an overview of research and accompanying models for practice on 5 new focus areas and includes detailed literature reviews for each. The focus areas are: Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas/Access to Long-term Care; Educational and Community-based Programs in Rural Areas; Immunizations and Infectious Diseases in Rural Areas; Injury and Violence Prevention in Rural Areas; and Rural Public Health Infrastructure.
This resource from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a 17-page synthesis of root causes theories with a full bibliography, describes each of the two major sexual assault theory areas and gives 2-3 paragraph explanations of each theory under the two categories. This will be helpful to people attempting to understand the state of current (and past) research on the root causes of sexual assault.
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