The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This resource section includes access to NSVRC collections and selected online resources.

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This curriculum focuses on the investigation of nonstranger sexual assaults and emphasizes investigative tools and techniques for cases in which a consent, rather than identity, defense is raised. These training materials include 12 content modules, 12 trainer's curriculum units, classroom overheads, and supplemental materials that include sample affidavits and search warrants.
Successfully Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault: A National Training Manual for Law Enforcement

This article from Arte Sana lists issues Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members should consider in their work and underscores the relationship between culture and trauma response. The article also addresses the importance of bilingual advocates or at minimum, appropriate language interpretation.
Suggestions for Upgrading the Cultural Competency Skills of Sexual Assault Response Teams

This report presents findings from a survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs that perform DNA testing.
Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories

This website includes booklets that offer practical concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol. It also includes 10 Tips for talking with kids about tough issues.
Talk to your kids...before everyone else does

This report summarizes the findings from a 90 day review of sexual assault policies and programs among the military services and the Department of Defense, and the recommendations for change to better serve victims and increase prevention efforts
Task Force Report on Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
 
 

This VAWnet special collection focuses on the use of technology as it impacts and intersects with violence against women and children. This categorized and annotated listing of selected articles, fact sheets, papers, reports, websites, and other materials is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in the safe use of technology. This resource was developed in collaboration with SafetyNet: the National Safe & Strategic Technology Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Technology Safety & Advocacy Special Collection

This article is featured in the seventh volume of NSVRC’s The Resource newsletter and discusses the significance of VAWA to strengthen sexual-violence work after ten years, the health care response to sexual violence, and prevention issues.
Ten Years of VAWA: Strengthening Anti-Sexual Violence Work

This manual provides recommendations for law enforcement, medical, advocacy and forensic science professionals on the identification, collection and preservation of physical evidence and the minimization of trauma to victim/survivors of sexual assault.
Texas Evidence Collection Manual

The cover story in this issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal discusses a survey that examined whether potential jurors who watched these shows were more likely to acquit if scientific evidence was not presented during trial.
The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist?

This report from the National Center on Elder Abuse provides an overview of the results from a national survey on elder abuse that was conducted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The data was collected by Adult Protective Services in 2003.
The 2004 Survey of State Adult Protective Services: Abuse of Adults 60 Years of Age and Older

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