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The Road Ahead: Unanalyzed Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

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This NIJ special report outlines the issue of untested sexual assault kits that remain in law enforcement custody and evidence rooms and the impact that these kits have on communities and sexual assault response. The report addresses victim notification and protocol when a kit is sent for testing and appropriate follow up.
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Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Fact Sheet

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The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 created the first comprehensive federal law to address human trafficking. This fact sheet includes key provisions of the Act with respect to prevention, protection, and prosecution.
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Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help

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This site provides a listing of legal assistance resources in each state, accessed by selecting a state from the drop-down menu under “Do You Need to Find Legal Help?” or clicking on the state on the map. Listings include information on legal aid for low-income people and specialized help for those who qualify. Information is also available in Spanish.
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To Protect and Serve: New Trends in State-Level Policing Reform, 2015-2016

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This collection of resources from the Vera Institute of Justice describes the new trends of state level policing practices from 2015 and 2016.
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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Advocate's Guide

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This guide for advocates provides guidance on collaborating with immigrant and community agencies to effectively respond to the unique needs of battered immigrant women.
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Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide

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This guide is a resource to support established task forces and provide guidance to agencies looking to form human trafficking task forces. Its purpose is to assist in the development and day to day operations of an anti-human trafficking task force and to provide fundamental guidance for effective task force operations.
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Praxis Safety & Accountability Audit Tool Kit

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This toolkit is a critical how-to guide for communities assessing their institutional responses to violence against women.
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Guide to Survival for Family and Friends of Homicide Victims

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This resource provides an overview of the most common feelings of grief and offers tips for coping with the reactions of others, coping with holidays, and coping with the criminal justice system.
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Victims' Bill of Rights

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This page shares the bill of rights for victims in action used by DoD law enforcement and legal personnel to inform and provide reasonable services and accommodations for military victims of crime. It also lists and explains important forms used in the legal process for victims.
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Indiana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report 2009-2010

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In the two-year period of 2009-2010, 116 women, children and men died in Indiana when domestic abuse escalated to lethal levels of violence. The goal of this report is to publicly acknowledge these deaths, learn from them, and implement strategies designed to prevent future violence.
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On the Scene and Informed: First Response and Autism

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This is a guide for first responders to emergency situations on how to recognize when someone they respond to may be a person on the autism spectrum and how to appropriately modify their responses to work most effectively with people with autism.
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Study: Most female child molesters were victims of sexual abuse

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This brief report on Strickland's study, the largest of its kind, surveyed 130 incarcerated females, 60 of which were sex offenders and 70 of which were nonsexual offenders - and examined factors such as childhood trauma, substance abuse, emotional neediness and personality disorders. While the majority of both groups reported being the victims of childhood maltreatment, the sex offenders were significantly more likely to experience pervasive, serious and more frequent emotional abuse, physical abuse and neglect.