This document is intended to help community members learn more about  bystander intervention and how they can be engaged bystanders. It provides community members with tips on how to intervene to prevent sexual violence, examples of bystander intervention,  and a list of resources.

This bulletin is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence Information Packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

NCVLI’s Victim Law Bulletins, provide in-depth analysis of important topics relating to the assertion and enforcement of crime victims’ rights and offer practice tips

This Victim Law Bulletin discusses the impact of secondary victimization within the criminal justice system for people who have experienced multiple forms of victimization and how to reduce the harmful impacts of this experience.

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Bulletin-CoverThis bulletin provides sexual assault counselors and advocates with information and tools to help survivors identify how their sexual violence experiences could impact their employment and how to respond to their workplace needs.

This bulletin is a part of the Sexual Violence & the Workplace information packet.  View the full packet, or other publications included in this packet.

The needs of victims of human trafficking are complex. Whether native to the United States or another country, they have often been displaced and isolated from their community. Many victims have experienced a range of physical, sexual, and psychological traumas, and may still be in danger from traffickers. As a result, victims of human trafficking deserve and require a great deal of care and compassion, assistance, and protection, from the government and from social service providers. This bulletin examines The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Immigration assistance and Visas.

This technical assistance guide is meant to assist   law enforcement agencies in handling “courtesy reports,” which are taken by one law enforcement agency on behalf of another. It was designed to provide concrete assistance and address frequently asked questions, for law enforcement agencies faced with a report of sexual assault from a jurisdiction affected by a nature disaster.

Two major models of prevention are commonly used in strategic planning: the Public Health Model and the Ecological Model. This bulletin examines the two models.    Browse the rest of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet: overview, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance guide on programs for adults, technical assistance guide for programs for children, resource list, annotated bibliography, research brief and online special collection.

This bulletin provides an overview of recommendations from survivors and reseachers about how to improve survivors' experiences when interacting with the healthcare system.  Specific roles for advocates are discussed.

Healthcare Issues and Survivors of Sexual Violence

Cover of bulletin with picture of front doorSexual violence and housing are intricately linked by several factors including access to affordable housing, various forms of oppression and sex offender management.  This four page document offers information on each of these topics as well as a section on how advocates can help survivors.

This bulletin is part of the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet. The packet also includes: the National Survey of Advocates on Sexual Violence, Housing, and the Violence Against Women Act; an overview; a fact sheet; a research brief; an online resource collection; and an advocate's guide to housing and sexual violence.

This bulletin discusses the links between homelessness and sexual violence, barriers to receiving services and information on what rape crisis centers can do to meet the needs of people who are homeless. 

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