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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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August 2017

National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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These best practices emphasize the use of collaborative, victim-centered, and multidisciplinary approaches to improve evidence collection and preservation, increase consistency and provide uniformity for the prioritization and transferal of evidence, enhance laboratory process efficiencies for DNA testing, and advance investigative practices and agency protocols.
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August 2017

Start by Believing to Improve Responses to Sexual Assault and Prevent Gender Bias

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This training bulletin delves into the challenges that have been raised with the Start by Believing campaign, and the underlying philosophy of victim-centered approaches. In particular, this document addresses defense cross-examination aimed at exposing the law enforcement investigation of a sexual assault as biased.
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July 2017

FAQs: Immigration Enforcement and Victim Services Programs

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These FAQs are intended to address confidentiality and due process protections afforded to victim advocacy organizations and victims themselves.
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July 2017

Advisory: Are Victim Services Programs Liable for Criminal "Harboring" When they Work with Immigrant Survivors of Crime?

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This document answers common questions about providing shelter and other program services to undocumented victims, describes the law and federal policy, and proposes best practices for programs.
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May 2017

Neither Security nor Justice: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Gang Violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala

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This report examines the relationship between gang violence and sexual and gender-based violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, and provides recommendations for prevention and response efforts.
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  • General Material
May 2017

Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use

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Data analyzed in this report, although not specific to intimate partner violence, suggest that victims of attempted or completed violent crimes rarely use firearms in self-defense.
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  • Training Tools
May 2017

Pennsylvania Crime Code: Strangulation

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Research into domestic violence fatalities shows that an abuser’s attempt to strangle the victim can be a dramatic predictor of future lethality in intimate partner violence cases. Section 2718 amends Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code and allows defendants to be charged with the crime of strangulation - as well as felony charges in domestic violence cases.
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  • Training Tools
April 2017

Positive Youth Development Toolkit

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This resource from the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators is designed to help agencies, organizations, and stakeholders improve services, programs, and outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
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  • General Material
April 2017

T Visas: What They Are and How They Can Help Your Clients

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This document contains an overview of T visas for victims of human trafficking.
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  • General Material
March 2017

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project 2016: 13th Annual Report

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This report by the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project takes a closer look at the suicide-homicide connection. Perpetrators attempted or completed suicide in 38% of cases reviewed by the Project and 37% of perpetrators had threatened or attempted suicide in incidents that occurred prior to the homicide.
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March 2017

VAWA Confidentiality Protections for Immigrant Crime Victims

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VAWA confidentiality was designed to enhance protection for immigrant crime victims in several significant ways. This page provides information and resources related to VAWA confidentiality and courthouse protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other U Visa criminal activities.
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  • Training Tools
February 2017

Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

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Police officers are frequently the first responders to situations that pose threats to the safety and well-being of children and families. This toolkit provides practical tools and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in building or enhancing effective operational responses to children exposed to violence (with or without a mental health partner).