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.
This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse. These recommendations also can be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy young people. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit.
This fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how parents and caregivers can play a role in responding to victims and promoting prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit.
This toolkit explores how social media tools can help spread awareness and advocate for social change. Daily posts for Twitter and conversation starters for Facebook promote online involvement in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit.
This sample letter to the editor provides a template for addressing sexual violence on college campuses for local or campus media outlets. This letter can be customized or used generically as a media advocacy tool during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit.
This customizable proclamation allows communities, individuals, and organizations to commit themselves to sexual violence prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit.
This guiding document outlines six critical components to the prevention of child sexual abuse, with the hope to build a dialogue around the creation of comprehensive policies to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse.
This toolkit helps with screening for reproductive and sexual coercion within the context of intimate partner violence. It includes tips for strengthening partnerships with local health providers to respond to the related healthcare needs of survivors.
This paper discusses the policies, outreach, welcoming environments, ensuring access, attitudinal access, communication access, collaboration, training, and sustainability for survivors with disabilities. It was created for rural advocates at dual and multiservice agencies to help with overcoming barriers to trauma-informed care for this group of survivors.
This article includes the findings of an NIJ-funded study examining how wrongful convictions affect the original crime victims. Researchers from ICF International conducted in-depth studies to identify the shared experiences and service needs of the original crime victims in 11 cases of wrongful conviction. In total, researchers interviewed 33 individuals:
Eleven victims (including immediate family members in cases of homicide)
Four service providers
Three law enforcement officers
Two family members
Two individuals who provided victims with legal advice
Two innocence commission members
The study found that wrongful convictions have a significant impact on the original crime victims and exposed a lack of services available to them. The researchers also noted that although we have made significant strides over the past three decades to identify wrongfully convicted individuals and to help them gain their freedom and transition to life after exoneration, additional research is still needed to fully understand the experiences and address the needs of the original crime victims during this process.
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