National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Advocacy publications

 

Publications:


Statutes - 1

Medical Resources - 4

Protocols - 14

Additional Resources - 32

Legal Pleadings and Forms - 2

 

Statutes

 

18 U.S.C. § 1169 18 U.S.C. § 1169

 

This statute is a mandatory reporting statute. This statute imposes a federal duty to report child abuse or suspected child abuse in Indian Country. Failure to comply with this statute can result in federal incarceration.

 

 

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.

 

 

Protocols

 

A Model Protocol for Response to Adult Sexual Assault Cases A Model Protocol for Response to Adult Sexual Assault Cases

 

This document, produced by the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, outlines New Hampshire's model Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol.

 

 

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault - Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Manual Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault - Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Manual

 

This document is a protocol for all Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in Colorado.

 

 

Comprehensive Policy on Sexual Assault Comprehensive Policy on Sexual Assault

 

This document, authored by the Indian Health Service (IHS), discusses IHS's comprehensive policy on sexual assault. Some of the notable topics that IHS's policy tackles are: confidentiality, GLBTQI survivors, elderly survivors, chain of custody issues, evidentiary issues, SART training, and proper sexual assault examinations.

 

 

Confidentiality Recommendations Confidentiality Recommendations

 

 

 

Developing a Sexual Assault Response Team Developing a Sexual Assault Response Team

 

This document, authored by the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, outlines a model Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol for the state of Kentucky.

 

 

Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims, Research in Brief (September 2001) Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help Victims, Research in Brief (September 2001)

 

This NIJ Research in Brief outlines how health care providers can improve the admissibility of evidence and strengthen the case of domestic violence victims by keeping well-documented medical records.

 

 

Guidelines for Community Response to Sexual Assault in Alaska Guidelines for Community Response to Sexual Assault in Alaska

 

This document outlines Alaska's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol.

 

 

Interagency Memorandum of Agreement Interagency Memorandum of Agreement

 

 

 

North Dakota Model Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Policy North Dakota Model Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Policy

 

This document outlines a model Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol for the state of North Dakota.

 

 

Oregon State Sexual Assault Protocol Handbook Oregon State Sexual Assault Protocol Handbook

 

This document discusses Oregon's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol.

 

 

Pennsylvania SART Guidelines Pennsylvania SART Guidelines

 

This document, authored by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, discusses guidelines for Pennsylvania's Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART).

 

 

Recurrent Confidentiality Agreement Recurrent Confidentiality Agreement

 

 

 

The East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Agreement The East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Agreement

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims' Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System (May 2011) Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims' Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System (May 2011)

 

The purpose of this report, which was funded by the National Institute of Justice and written by Lisa C. Newark, was to examine adolescent sexual assault victims' help-seeking experiences with the legal and medical systems in two Midwestern communities that have different models of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) interventions.

 

 

AI/AN Sexual Assault Response Team Model AI/AN Sexual Assault Response Team Model

 

This flowchart, developed by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, gives a visual representation of how the agency plans to enhance AI/AN communities' capacity to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary services and support for adult and child victims of sexual violence, including assessing AI/AN victims' access to sexual assault nurse examiners.

 

 

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.

 

 

Defending Childhood Defending Childhood

 

This report, commissioned by the United States Attorney General, discusses challenges presented by underage survivors of crimes, including teens who have survived sexual assault.

 

 

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.

 

 

Establishing Victim Services within a Law Enforcement Agency: The Austin Experience Establishing Victim Services within a Law Enforcement Agency: The Austin Experience

 

This Office for Victims of Crime bulletin describes the Austin, Texas's police department's victim services and the benefits they have received from providing victim services.

 

 

Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008) Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)

 

This report, published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.

 

 

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.

 

 

Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006 Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006

 

This report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, discusses the achievements of the Tribal Criminal History Records Improvement Program (T-CHRIP) which provides grants to federally recognized tribes to improve data sharing across tribal, state and national criminal records systems. This report summarizes the history, goals and objectives of T-CHRIP and discusses allowable activities supported by the program. The report details T-CHRIP-funded projects aimed at improving public safety in Indian Country by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history records and by facilitating the implementation of background check systems for criminal justice and noncriminal justice purposes.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002) Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime bulletin describes Safe Harbor, a promising practice for addressing violence prevention and victim assistance issues in schools. It summarizes implementation issues and program evaluation results at 10 replication sites around the United States. This bulletin is useful for teachers, administrators, and victim assistance professionals.

 

 

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.

 

 

Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative Summary Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative Summary

 

This summary, developed by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, discusses how the agency seeks to improve AI/AN access to sexual assault nurse examiners and sexual assault response teams.

 

 

Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact (January 2009) Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact (January 2009)

 

This is the final report in a National Institute of Justice funded study. This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.

 

 

Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact Project Summary (January 2009) Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact Project Summary (January 2009)

 

This is the project summary of a National Institute of Justice funded study. This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.

 

 

The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice

 

This document, produced by the Michigan Sexual Assault Systems Response Task Force, analyzes the current Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model in Michigan and makes suggestions for improvement.

 

 

Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008) Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)

 

This study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, sought the opinions of service providers for deaf sexual assault victims and the views of members of the deaf community, in order to identify service gaps for these victims and how law enforcement agencies can be a more effective resource for them.

 

 

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.

 

 

Understanding the Needs of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Deaf Community (October 2005) Understanding the Needs of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Deaf Community (October 2005)

 

This study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, sought the opinions of service providers for deaf sexual assault victims and the views of members of the deaf community, in order to identify service gaps for these victims and how law enforcement agencies can be a more effective resource for them.

 

 

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.

 

 

Legal Pleadings and Forms

 

Interagency Memorandum of Agreement Interagency Memorandum of Agreement

 

 

 

The East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Agreement The East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Agreement

 

 

 

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault, a project by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy © 2017

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