This Special Collection addresses sexual violence against military service members, defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and offers resources (including information on current policy, procedures, legislation, and litigation) to support the prevention of and response to sexual violence as it impacts service members and veterans in the United States.

An evaluation guide from the CDC explains the continuum of evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs, policies and practices.  Advocates, researchers and policy-makers can use the information in this guide to determine if they are achieving outcomes and making the intended changes.

Safe, affordable housing is not only a basic human right and need; safe, affordable housing is a critical component of the healing process for sexual violence victims and survivors. Too many victims and survivors lose their housing as a result of sexual violence or find themselves trapped in homes where they have to endure further sexual victimization because there are no other affordable, safe options. When public policies and practices are informed by the housing needs of sexual violence victims and survivors, society can do much to alleviate the burden of sexual violence not only on individual victims and survivors, but on larger communities. This report provides a summary of key findings from a national survey of advocates on housing and sexual violence.

This report is a part of the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet. The packet also includes: an overview; a fact sheet; a research brief; an online resource collection; a technical assistance bulletin; and an advocate's guide to housing and sexual violence.

 

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about United States Federal Laws and how they impact confidentiality for survivors and service providers.  The laws discussed include the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

This 4 page fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. National Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE) including information on purpose, scope and impact. 

This report discusses research and knowledge on sexual abusers and sex offenders, including the history of public knowledge around child sexual abuse.  It includes information on preventing child sexual abuse through evidence-based and community informed sex offender policy. 

See the report online.

This resource is a two page fact sheet produced by NAESV on the costs and consequences of sexual violence.  It includes a general overview of findings from research on the topic, the cost benefits of early intervention, costs for funding sexual assault services, and cost-effective solutions.

Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan presented guidelines on legal obligations in addressing sexual violence in school and on campus.  The resources include:

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence (19 p.)

Background, Summary, and Fast Facts Fact Sheet (2 p.)

Know Your Rights Fact Sheet on Title IX and Sexual Violence (2 p.)

This document provides a compilation of U.S. rape and sexual assault statutes that was updated in 2009.

This guide was produced to inform and inspire ongoing discussion in the field about what it is that defines a rape crisis center.  Fifteen states are profiled, with analysis of philosophical approach, clients, advocacy, counseling, and organizational standards.

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