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September 2012

Transgender 101: Serving Gender Variant Crime Victims

This webinar is designed to assist service providers in better serving transgender survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Topics covered in the webinar include a discussion of the diversity under the transgender umbrella, social, medical, legal and other options for transgender people, conversation about components of a transgender person's life that may or may not be relevant to service providers and resources to support transgender crime victims and the professionals who serve them.
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June 2012

Violent Crime against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009

Author(s): Erica Smith
This report presents information about criminal victimization and incidents of violent victimization of persons age 65 or older known to law enforcement in Michigan.
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May 2012

Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

This report describes rape, stalking, unwanted touching, exhibitionism, or vulgar and obscene language by supervisors, employers, and others in positions of power. Most farmworkers interviewed said they had experienced such treatment or knew others who had. And most said they had not reported these or other workplace abuses, fearing reprisals. Those who had filed sexual harassment claims or reported sexual assault to the police had done so with the encouragement and assistance of survivor advocates or attorneys in the face of difficult challenges.
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May 2012

Promoting Recovery and Resilience for Children and Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

This document reports on the SAMSHA initiatives to promote appropriate care for young people involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems who have experience trauma. 
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May 2012

Enhancing Prosecutions of Human Trafficking and Related Violence Against Sexually Exploited Women

Author(s): Jennifer Gentile Long
This issue discusses the critical strategies that can help prosecutors develop a response to human trafficking that recognizes and responds to the interconnected sexual and physical violence perpetrated against trafficked and non-trafficked victims.
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April 2012

Holding Abusers Accountable: An Elder Abuse Forensic Center Increases Criminal Prosecution of Financial Exploitation

Author(s): Adria E. Navarro, Zachary D. Gassoumis, Kathleen H. Wilber
This article describes a study that examined the effectiveness of an elder abuse forensic center compared with usual handlings to increase prosecution of of elder financial exploitation cases.
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April 2012

Crackdown on Elder Abuse: With number of financial exploitation cases on the rise, new state laws strengthen prevention and prosecution

Author(s): Kate Tormey
This article outlines the initiatives in several Midwest States to improve their responses to elder financial exploitation cases. It includes strategies for policy makers to consider.
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February 2012

Trafficking: Considerations and Recommendations for Battered Womens Advocates

Author(s): Firoza Chic Dabby
This document includes information for domestic violence advocates working with victims of trafficking. After a brief overview of statistics and issue analysis, the document provides considerations and recommendations for advocates in seven key areas.
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January 2012

Court Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse

Author(s): Susan Keilitz, Brenda K. Uekert, Theresa Jones
This guide provides an overview of court participation in multidisciplinary collaboration to more effectively address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It suggests ways that multidisciplinary partnerships can assist courts in effectively respond to individual cases and in improving systemic community responses to elder abuse.
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January 2012

Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission Report and Recommendations

They represent multi-dimensional challenges that have stymied rural communities for decades. Residents of these remote communities, the majority of whom are Alaska Native, continue to face high rates of alcohol abuse, juvenile suicide and family violence/sexual assault, often simultaneously struggling to maintain order in their communities without a law enforcement presence physically located in those communities.
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January 2012

Introduction to U visa consular processes

Author(s): Sonia Parras Konrad, Cecelia Friedman, Gail Pendleton
This powerpoint presents information about processing U visa overseas, challenges involved in the process, and strategies to address the challenges.
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November 2011

Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008

Author(s): Alexia Cooper, Erica Smith
From 1980 to 2008, nearly 1 out of 5 murder victims were killed by an intimate, and 2 out of 5 female murder victims were killed by an intimate.