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This paper describes SANE programs in the US, and presents current research on their effectiveness in 3 areas: providing care in an empowering setting, improving the quality of forensic evidence collection, and increasing prosecution rates.
Authors: Rebecca Campbell With contributions from Renae Diegel
This document summarizes the barriers facing and resources available to American Indian victims of sexual victimization, with a focus on systemic barriers found in the organizations and communities most likely to serve native women.
Violence perpetrated against women and girls increases their risk of arrest and incarceration; this paper examines the intersections of violence that are forcing abused girls and women into the criminal justice system not as victims, but as offenders.
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