A Brown Paper from the National Compadres Network (NCN) discusses moving beyond trauma-informed services toward a practice of culturally-informed healing. This approach takes into account elements of culture and experience that can help to promote healing after a traumatic experience. The report specifically focuses on Latino men and boys and the social factors that influence and detract from their healing.

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This report outlines failures by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to secure the safety and well-being of children after receiving reports of child abuse and neglect. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one common form of child abuse.

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The report discusses the results of a July 2005 survey conducted by NLCHP and NNEDV in which the primary objective was to assess the extent of housing denials and evictions of domestic violence victims due to the domestic violence committed against them. The report includes data, stories and locations of housing denials. The report concludes by offering several recommendations for ensuring housing rights for domestic violence survivors.
Lost Housing, Lost Safety: Survivors of Domestic Violence Experience Housing Denials and Evictions Across the Country

This National Institute of Justice Special Report addresses the question of why backlogs of DNA evidence awaiting testing persist even after the federal government has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to eliminate them. Answering this question requires understanding both what a backlog is and how backlogs can be reduced; this report provides that understanding. (NCJ 230183)

This report describes the successes and challenges of reducing backlogs of DNA evidence in the nation’s crime laboratories and describes some of the solutions that are increasing lab efficiencies. Data was collected from more than 120 public laboratories that receive grants under NIJ’s DNA Backlog Reduction Program.

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This resource is designed to help public policy officials, health care professionals, and other pertinent professionals understand how rape in America is measured, what the numbers mean, and what the limitations are of existing research.
 
Making Sense of Rape in America: Where Do the Numbers Come From and What Do They Mean

This report details the results of a national telephone survey identifying how probation and parole agencies managed adult sex offenders and a description of a model management process for containing sex offenders serving community sentences.
 
Managing Adult Sex Offenders in the Community: NIJ Research In Brief

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides an overview of the research on marital rape, ideas for future directions to gain public and scholarly attention to the issue, and a marital rape resource page. An online course on this document is also available.
 
Marital Rape: New Research and Directions
Marital Rape Online Learning Course

This report from Amnesty International highlights the issue of sexual violence among indigenous women in the United States.  Interviews were conducted with Native American and Alaska Native survivors, their families, activists, support workers, service providers and health workers.  Issues of marginalization and discrimination are discussed as well as jurisdiction, policing, and prosecution problems.  Recommendations for addressing violence against indigenous women are also offered.
 Maze of Injustice

Maze of Injustice, released in 2007, unraveled some of the reasons why Indigenous women in the USA are at such risk of sexual violence and why survivors are so frequently denied justice.

At the one year mark of the release of Maze of Injustice, there is significant, even historical, opportunity for change but there is also real danger that the follow through that is so desperately needed will not happen. It will require working together on all levels to fulfill the promises made.

This update presents the main achievements of the past year in more detail and identifies urgent priorities going forward.
 
Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA

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