National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

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Publications:


Statutes - 4

Medical Resources - 4

Additional Resources - 44

Protocols - 2

 

Statutes

 

18 U.S.C. § 1169 - Reporting of Child Abuse 18 U.S.C. § 1169 - Reporting of Child Abuse

 

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.

 

 

25 U.S.C. § 1902 – Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) 25 U.S.C. § 1902 – Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

 

ICWA is a law passed in 1978 in response to the high number of Indian children being removed from their homes by both public and private agencies. ICWA sets federal requirements that apply to state child custody proceedings involving an Indian child who is a member of or eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe.

 

 

44 Fed. Reg. 67584 - Guidelines for State Courts; Indian Child Custody Proceedings (Nov. 26 1979) 44 Fed. Reg. 67584 - Guidelines for State Courts; Indian Child Custody Proceedings (Nov. 26 1979)

 

These are guidelines written by the department of the interior, explaining how Indian children should be treated under the Indian Child Welfare Act.

 

 

77 Fed. Reg. 45816 - Indian Child Welfare; Designated Tribal Agents for Service for Notice 77 Fed. Reg. 45816 - Indian Child Welfare; Designated Tribal Agents for Service for Notice

 

This federal regulation, published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), includes the current list of designated tribal agents for service of notice for issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). ICWA allows each tribe to designate someone other than the Chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act.

 

 

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

 

A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008) A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)

 

This guide, authored by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and funded by a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.

 

 

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.

 

 

American Indians and Crime American Indians and Crime

 

American Indians and Crime. This 1999 report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, discusses the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and Alaskan Natives and summarizes data on American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the criminal justice system. The findings include involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence both against Native victims; victim-offender relationships; the race of persons committing violence against Native victims; the rate of reporting to police by victims; and injuries, hospitalization, and financial loss suffered by victims.

 

 

American Indians and Crime Press Release American Indians and Crime Press Release

 

This press release discusses the major conclusions of American Indians and Crime, a 1999 report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which discusses the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and Alaskan Natives and summarizes data on American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the criminal justice system. The findings include involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence both against Native victims; victim-offender relationships; the race of persons committing violence against Native victims; the rate of reporting to police by victims; and injuries, hospitalization, and financial loss suffered by victims.

 

 

American Indians and Crime:  A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002 American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002

 

This report, written and distributed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, summarizes data on American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the criminal justice system and reports the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and Alaskan Natives. This report updates a previous BJS report, American Indians and Crime, published in 1999. The findings include the involvement of alcohol, drugs, and weapons in violence against Indians. The report describes victim-offender relationships, the race of those involved in violence against Indians, and the rate of reporting to police by victims. It discusses the rates of arrest, suspect investigations and charges filed, and incarceration of Indians for violent crimes.

 

 

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.

 

 

Believing & Responding to Sexual Violence Against Kids Believing & Responding to Sexual Violence Against Kids

 

This pamphlet, authored and distributed by Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) addresses how parents and victim advocates should respond to a child or teen who claims to have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.

 

 

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.

 

 

Child Sexual Abuse on New Mexico Tribal Land, 1999-2004 Child Sexual Abuse on New Mexico Tribal Land, 1999-2004

 

This study, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, determined whether there were any differences between reported child sexual abuse cases that originated on New Mexico's tribal lands compared to nontribal areas, based on data from a program in Albuquerque, NM, that serves abused, neglected, and traumatized children and their families.

 

 

Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims (March 1996) Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims (March 1996)

 

This report, funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides an analysis of the most serious types of child abuse and child victimization, in which the child was murdered or the offender was incarcerated. This report is based on data from a nationally representative sample of state inmates in 1991 and from homicide statistics from law enforcement agencies.

 

 

Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence

 

This report explores in depth the survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members.

 

 

Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey

 

This report presents background information on and the methodology, findings, and implications of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.

 

 

Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide. This guide was distributed and funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide. This guide was distributed and funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

 

Developing objective and qualitative measurements of practice is essential to a court's capacity to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations and to sustain those improvements. Juvenile and family courts must focus not only on the timeliness of case processing and decision making, but also on the quality of the process and the outcomes resulting from the court's efforts. Performance measurement makes it possible for courts to diagnose and assess areas in need of improvement and review progress in those areas. The purpose of the measures identified in this toolkit is to help courts establish their baseline practices; diagnose what they need to improve; and use that information to make improvements, track their efforts, and identify, document, and replicate positive results.

 

 

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 Best Practice Interviews with Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing? Do Best Practice Interviews with Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing?

 

This study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, examined the effects of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD's) protocol for interviewing suspected child victims of abuse on case outcomes. (2008)

 

 

Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007) Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007)

 

This report, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, provides information addressing 4 key goals: 1) To identify how many women in the U.S. and in college settings have ever been raped or sexually assaulted during their lifetime and within the past year; 2) To identify key case characteristics of drug-facilitated and forcible rapes; 3) To examine factors that affect the willingness of women to report rape to law enforcement or seek help from their support network; and 4) To make comparisons between the different types of rape with regard to the numbers of women affected in the U.S. and college settings, risk factors, reporting to law enforcement, and mental health consequences.

 

 

First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers

 

This Office for Victims of Crime Guidebook is an educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, which looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.

 

 

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.

 

 

Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001) Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime bulletin explores the nature of Internet crime and the complex challenges it poses for law enforcement personnel and victim service providers as they work to protect children. The document discusses challenges such as investigating geographically dispersed crimes, gathering evidence, and apprehending offenders while considering how best to respond to children and their families.

 

 

Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies (October 2009) Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies (October 2009)

 

This annotated bibliography on Internet crimes against children, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, encompasses the findings of relevant major studies, surveys, and reports that evaluate research done in the past 10 years.

 

 

Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization in Indian Country Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization in Indian Country

 

This report, produced by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy, discusses the disconnect between traditional values and the proliferation of violence against children and teens in Indian Country. It also discusses the warning signs of sexual abuse against children and teens.

 

 

Model Indian Juvenile Code - 2016 Revision Model Indian Juvenile Code - 2016 Revision

 

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Victims Survey National Intimate Partner and Sexual Victims Survey

 

This two-page fact sheet, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Executive Summary National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Executive Summary

 

This four-page executive summary, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, summarizes the major conclusions of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

 

 

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report

 

The National Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Survey was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the report, on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, talking, or violence by an intimate partner in the United States. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women. These findings emphasize that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are important and widespread public health problems in the United States. This report not only focuses on raw data but also focuses on the long-term health implications of sexual violence.

 

 

Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime (2012) Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime (2012)

 

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (National Center), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, produced this guidebook and accompanying Web-based resources to provide an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime. The materials highlight examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities through the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.

 

 

Overview for Judges on the Indian Child Welfare Act and Domestic Violence Overview for Judges on the Indian Child Welfare Act and Domestic Violence

 

This report, produced by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy, discusses the fact that abusers might falsely invoke Indian Child Welfare Act in order to remain in close contact with his or her spouse or children.

 

 

Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011) Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)

 

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.

 

 

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.

 

 

Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program (January 2002) Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program (January 2002)

 

This bulletin describes the work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program.

 

 

Recovering from Crime: Steps for the Physically Injured Victim Recovering from Crime: Steps for the Physically Injured Victim

 

This brochure, published by the Office for Victims of Crime, was designed for use during a victim's hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.

 

 

Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1995) Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1995)

 

These OJJDP-Sponsored guidelines aim to set forth the essential elements of properly conducted family court proceedings in cases involved child abuse and neglect by describing family court functions, outlining the efficient maintenance of court calendars, explaining court staffing and organizational issues, and clarifying associated costs with these procedures.

 

 

Sex Offenses and Offenders: Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault (February 1997) Sex Offenses and Offenders: Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault (February 1997)

 

This report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, draws on more than 24 statistical datasets to provide an overview of violent victimization by sexual assault and the characteristics of the offenders who commit these crimes. Among the findings in this, a high percentage of the rape and sexual assault victims are children, and in 90 percent of the cases, the victim knew the offender.

 

 

State Legislators' Handbook for Statutory Rape Issues (2000) State Legislators' Handbook for Statutory Rape Issues (2000)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime handbook discusses state legislative actions to address the issues of statutory rape and provides a framework for developing and analyzing legislation that would criminalize sexual intercourse with a minor based on the minor's age. It includes questions for each issue that legislators and policymakers should consider before drafting new legislation or amending existing laws.

 

 

Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography (July 2011) Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography (July 2011)

 

This annotated bibliography and summary of research, commissioned and funded by the National Institute of Justice, identifies significant research carried out in the decade since 1999 on the issue of dating violence among high school and middle school youth.

 

 

That's My People That's My People

 

This publication contains reflections from the National Indian Youth Summit. More specifically, it contains recommendations from teens about how to reduce crime in their own communities.

 

 

The Cycle of Violence Revisited The Cycle of Violence Revisited

 

This NIJ Research Preview describes findings in a series of ongoing studies of the potential "cycle of violence" for young victims of abuse. Children identified in court cases as victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect were tracked over time to examine risk factors, criminal justice interventions, and arrest rates as they grew into adulthood. This report also discusses some of the long-term psychological effects of early victimization.

 

 

The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994–2010 Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994–2010

 

This report, authored and compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, discusses the frequency and prevalence of violence against youth in the United States between1994 and 2010.

 

 

What Your Friends Don't Know What Your Friends Don't Know

 

This pamphlet, authored and distributed by Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) addresses sexual assault and dating violence committed against teens.

 

 

Protocols

 

Guidelines for Child Advocacy Centers in Indian Country Guidelines for Child Advocacy Centers in Indian Country

 

This document, produced by the National Children's Alliance, discusses the best practices for establishing child advocacy centers in Indian Country. Some of the topics that this document advises on include: interviewing child victims and witnesses; interviewing non-offending family members; providing assessment and mental health treatment for children and non-offending family members; providing on-site consultation for team members; conducting multidisciplinary team case review meetings; conducting Board of Directors meetings; providing a place for liaison staff to work on cases; providing a place for interagency meetings; providing consistent, comfortable place for all personnel to be introduced to the child; medical exams, court preparation, victim advocacy, meetings with prosecutors; and providing a place for children and witnesses to wait prior to a court hearing.

 

 

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