National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Safety Planning publications

 

Publications:


Medical Resources - 4

Additional Resources - 20

Protocols - 1

 

Medical Resources

 

A College Student's Guide to Safety Planning Crime A College Student's Guide to Safety Planning Crime

 

This document, authored and distributed by Love Is Respect Dot Org, discusses effective safety planning for victims enrolled in colleges and universities.

 

 

A Teen's Guide to Safety Planning A Teen's Guide to Safety Planning

 

This document, authored and distributed by Love Is Respect Dot Org, discusses effective safety planning for teenage victims.

 

 

Check Ins Check Ins

 

This document, authored and distributed by Love Is Respect Dot Org, discusses effective safety planning for victims in the light of social media that allows you or your friends to share your location like Facebook or Foursquare.

 

 

Social Networking Safety Social Networking Safety

 

This document, authored and distributed by www.loveisrespect.org, discusses effective safety planning for victims utilizing social media.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Batterer Programs: What Criminal Justice Agencies Need to Know (1998) Batterer Programs: What Criminal Justice Agencies Need to Know (1998)

 

This National Institute of Justice Report, published in 1998, provides judges and probation officers with basic information about batterer treatment program goals and methods. It summarizes the range of programming available (from "mainstream" to innovative approaches) throughout the country.

 

 

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999) Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.

 

 

Check Ins Check Ins

 

This document, authored and distributed by Love Is Respect Dot Org, discusses effective safety planning for victims in the light of social media that allows you or your friends to share your location like Facebook or Foursquare.

 

 

Do Domestic Violence Services Save Lives? Do Domestic Violence Services Save Lives?

 

This report, written by Laura Dugan, Daniel S. Nagin, and Richard Rosenfeld and funded and published by the National Institute of Justice, discusses how services for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual violence can be a double-edged sword. They can either decrease the risk of future abuse or homicide, or they can provoke the perpetrator to retaliate further against the victim.

 

 

Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey

 

This National Institute of Justice Research Report compares intimate partner victimization rates across gender, race, and same-sex and opposite-sex cohabitants and examines the rate of injury, victims' use of medical services, and other risk factors.

 

 

Handbook on Justice for Victims Handbook on Justice for Victims

 

This handbook, developed by the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.

 

 

How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model (December 2005) How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model (December 2005)

 

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Bulletin describes the major elements of the justice system for juvenile victims and what is known about how cases move through it.

 

 

I'm Going to Federal Court with Mark & Julie (For Children Ten Years and Up) (1997) I'm Going to Federal Court with Mark & Julie (For Children Ten Years and Up) (1997)

 

This activity book, produced by the Office for Victims of Crime, includes pages to color, games, puzzles, and information to teach child and adolescent witnesses about the federal court experience they will face.

 

 

Impact of Proactive Enforcement of No-Contact Orders on Victim Safety and Repeat Victimization (2008) Impact of Proactive Enforcement of No-Contact Orders on Victim Safety and Repeat Victimization (2008)

 

This study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, examined whether police proactive enforcement of court-imposed no-contact orders (NCOs) on offenders in misdemeanor domestic violence cases increased victim knowledge about NCOs, reduced contact between offenders and victims, and increased victim safety and sense of well-being.

 

 

Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings

 

Reports on a national symposium on elder victimization, which featured approaches to bringing together professionals from the public safety, social service, and health care fields. This Office of Justice Programs report provides a detailed summary of all the sessions and includes short descriptions of the featured programs.

 

 

Pretrial Innovations for Domestic Violence Offenders and Victims: Lessons From the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative (August 2007). Pretrial Innovations for Domestic Violence Offenders and Victims: Lessons From the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative (August 2007).

 

This report, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, discusses how pretrial innovations for domestic violence cases were implemented in three demonstration sites as part of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration project. The goal is to increase victim safety while holding offenders accountable. The report describes the pretrial strategies used, key aspects of their implementation, and lessons learned for other jurisdictions wishing to try similar innovations.

 

 

Promising Practices Against Hate Crimes: Five State and Local Demonstration Projects (May 2000) Promising Practices Against Hate Crimes: Five State and Local Demonstration Projects (May 2000)

 

The five demonstration programs described in this Bureau of Justice Assistance monograph are among the United States's most promising models for confronting and reducing hate crime. One program provides training to law enforcement professionals; another addresses the needs of hate crime victims; and three focus on bias among youths, with an emphasis on removing hate from public schools.

 

 

Safety Planning Safety Planning

 

This document, written and distributed by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, makes suggestions about formulating effective safety plans for victims.

 

 

Safety Tips and Safety Planning Worksheet Safety Tips and Safety Planning Worksheet

 

This is a worksheet, authored and distributed by Standing Together Against Rape (STAR). It allows an advocate or a victim to easily put together a safety plan.

 

 

Serving Crime Victims and Witnesses 2nd Edition (February 1997) Serving Crime Victims and Witnesses 2nd Edition (February 1997)

 

This resource provides a detailed discussion of strategies for planning, implementing, and refining victim assistance programs, with examples of program operations and activities, as well as suggestions of resources for further assistance.

 

 

Understanding Intimate Partner Stalking: Implications for Offering Victim Services Understanding Intimate Partner Stalking: Implications for Offering Victim Services

 

This report, which was funded by the National Institute of Justice, focuses upon eighty-two women who had experienced stalking by a current or former intimate partner were interviewed at the beginning of the study and monthly over the next 12 months, in order to inquire about various aspects of their stalking experience and the effectiveness of various interventions.

 

 

Victim Participation in Intimate Partner Violence Prosecution: Implications for Safety (February 2011) Victim Participation in Intimate Partner Violence Prosecution: Implications for Safety (February 2011)

 

This study, funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, examined to what extent female intimate partner violence (IPV) victim participation in prosecution is associated with their future safety. In essence, are IPV victims who participate in prosecution safer than those who do not?

 

 

Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country (November 2004) Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country (November 2004)

 

This monograph, funded and distributed by the Office for Victims of Crime, describes promising practices for assisting victims of violence and abuse in 12 Indian Country locations throughout the United States. Each description includes the program’s keys to success, relevant demographic data, and a contact for further information.

 

 

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What Is Known (2008) Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What Is Known (2008)

 

This report was funded by a National Institute of Justice Grant. Based on a synthesis of the empirical literature and original data analyses, this report presents an overview of the epidemiology of violence against American-Indian and Alaska-Native women as well as a review of the criminal justice responses to this violence.

 

 

Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Service Providers Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Service Providers

 

This report, written by Bonnie Carlson and funded by the Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, covers several topic areas that include: health and emotional psychological effects of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence; how abused women cope with ongoing violence; the effects on children exposed to intimate partner violence; and both prevention and intervention with victims and offenders.

 

 

Protocols

 

Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape: Training Guide (2000) Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape: Training Guide (2000)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime guidebook raises the various problems law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service providers encounter in statutory rape cases and identifies promising practices for dealing with them.

 

 

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault, a project by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy © 2018

This project was supported by  Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K045 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessary represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice. All rights reserved. | Privacy policy