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.
Although a lot has been learnt already about practical ways in which adults and children who have been trafficked can be protected and assisted, much less attention has been given in recent years to drawing lessons about what techniques succeed in preventing trafficking from occurring. As a result, donors seem reluctant to invest money in efforts to prevent child trafficking, even though they are familiar with the old adage, “prevention is better than cure”. Giving prevention more attention means improving the quality of preventive work, as well as increasing the amount of work being done. This handbook is a contribution towards that improvement, distilling some of the lessons which have already been learnt by many different organisations.
Adapted from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault guide, this guide for survivors includes definitions related to civil lawsuits, information on the advantages and disadvantages of filing a civil suit, personal, financial and legal factors. The guide also discusses the role of an attorney and how to select an attorney. Civil lawsuit procedures are outlined and explained.
This booklet provides information on ways that adults can protect children from child sexual abuse. The steps range from learning the signs of abuse to knowing the legal requirements for reporting the abuse. Darkness to Light is a grassroots national non-profit organization that seeks to protect children from sexual abuse by placing responsibility squarely on adult shoulders.
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.
The cost of crime to victims is an estimated $450 billion a year when factors such as medical costs, lost earnings, pain suffering, and lost quality of life are considered. Rape is the most costly to its victims, totaling $127 billion a year. The average rape or attempted rape costs $5,100 in tangible, out-of-pocket expenses. Medical and mental health care to victims represents the bulk of expenses. Adding to the impact a rape has on the victim's quality of life, the average rape costs $87,000 annually. Victim Costs and Consequences: A New Look
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