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Sexual Violence: Policy & Systems Advocacy

This area provides information and tools to assist individuals and their collective(s) working to end sexual violence through public policy and systems change. Public policy includes federal, state, and local laws that impact victims and survivors of sexual violence and address prevention strategies, the configuration and operation of agencies and systems that respond to and prevent sexual violence, policies and protocols, and funding for the provision of services to victims and survivors. Systems advocacy is the tool that advocates and other professionals use to ensure the rights and needs of victims of sexual violence as they negotiate systems on their journey toward healing and also to ensure that systems are working to address the prevention of sexual violence.

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September 2014
This Guide outlines the legal recourse available to victims of street harassment, which varies significantly from country to country.
Authors: DLA Piper and Hollaback!
The Protected Innocence Challenge is a study of US state law to assist advocates in their work to end domestic minor sex trafficking. An interactive map provides each state’s ranking on 41 key legislative components that must be addressed in the state’s laws in order to effectively respond to the crime of domestic minor trafficking.
Authors: Shared Hope International
March 2012
This fact sheet provides a summary of all state laws addressing trafficking in persons, updated through March 2012.
Authors: Center for Women Policy Studies
September 2010
This report of research evaluates the sex offender registry and notification policy in South Carolina. Research suggests mixed results on effectiveness for deterrence.
Authors: Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Ph.D., Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Debajyoti Sinha, Ph.D., and Kevin S. Armstrong
January 2010
This report summarizes and describes an eight year long statewide plan on prevention of sexual violence. The plan, which emphasizes best practices and evaluation-based prevention and education programs, seeks to create an environment in the state of Arizona that does not tolerate sexual violence.
Authors: Division of Women’s and Children’s Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program
December 2009
This database provides state-by-state information about mandatory reporting, confidentiality laws, HIV/AIDS testing of sexual offenders, and criminal statutes of limitations for sexual offense.
Authors: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
February 25, 2008
Providing comprehensive information on current, pending and unsuccessfully proposed legislation protecting the housing rights of survivors of domestic violence, this document is intended for use by advocates, attorneys and organizations.
Authors: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
This report attempts to address these issues by providing an overview and analysis of existing treatment and reentry practices for sex offenders who are involved with the criminal justice system.
Authors: Vera Institute of Justice
September 2006
State anti-trafficking initiatives and laws. Includes summaries of all state laws addressing trafficking as of Sept. 2006 by: Criminalization Statutes, Statewide Interagency Task Forces on Human Trafficking, Bride Trafficking, and Sex Tourism.
Authors: National Institute on State Policy
August 2006
This chart provides an overview of state law involving 'Domestic violence-specific leave.'
Authors: Legal Momentum