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Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

End Violence Against Women International

In this article, EVAWI focuses on the scenario where victims summon the courage to report a
sexual assault, only to be disbelieved, mistreated, and later charged (often erroneously) with false reporting or associated crimes such as obstruction of justice, interfering with law enforcement, or providing false statements.

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How Do I Talk About the Violence I Experienced?

Victim Rights Law Center

Advocates can use this document when working with young survivors of sexual violence, so that these survivors can better understand how and why they should talk about their experience. The document breaks down common language surrounding sexual violence and provides additional resources for the survivors of sexual violence.

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Tips for Strengthening and Improving LGBTQ+ Sexual Assault Survivors’ Access to Services in Oregon

Victim Rights Law Center

This resource promotes more service and resource options for LGBTQ+ Sexual Assault Survivors. Outlined in this publication are guiding principles, organizational structure and culture, policies and trainings, physical space, outreach and messaging, intake, data collection, and feedback, communication, and additional resources.

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Assisting Immigrant Survivors of Workplace Sexual Violence

ASISTA Immigration Assistance

This tool for learning, advocacy, and professional support outlines multiple scenarios across the continuum of violence. These scenarios provide the opportunity for advocates to practice intervening in situations that involve sexual violence of immigrants in the workplace. The goals of this resource are to: increase general knowledge of crimes against migrant women in the workplace; engage trainers and participants in real verbal, non-verbal and physical interaction in “hands-on” preparation for work with clients; provide venues to engage in meaningful thought and practice towards establishing justice for victims; and provide a network of support for victims’ advocates and a space for reflection about best practices.

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Hope Behind Bars: An Advocate’s Guide to Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Detention

Just Detention

This guide provides tools to rape crisis advocates and other victim service providers for helping victims in detention. This guide discusses the importance of advocates, overcoming barriers to providing service behind bars, hospital accompaniment for survivors, and prisoner correspondence. Outlined in the guide is key principles to serving survivors in custody, as well as hotline services and in-person services for survivors in custody.

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Webinars

New Training Package: Raped, then Jailed- Webinar and Training Materials

December 14, 2019

End Violence Against Women International

EVAWI has developed a new training presentation to explain how these scenarios unfold, highlighting factors that distinguish an interview conducted with a victim versus a suspect in a criminal investigation, and reviewing the research on false confessions. The presentation concludes with a discussion of how this injustice can be prevented, by following best practices for sexual assault investigations, victim interviews and prosecution. You are welcome to use these materials to present Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault. We offer a PowerPoint slide presentation, along with detailed trainer notes and supplemental resources for background information and additional tools. You can also watch an earlier version of the presentation as a recorded webinar given by EVAWI’s CEO and Founder, Sergeant Joanne Archambault (Retired, San Diego Police Department). 

Click link to view the webinar: https://vimeo.com/378334920

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Stop Calling It ‘Revenge Porn’: Prosecuting Image Exploitation

August 3, 2016

Aequitas

This presentation explores the various forms of image exploitation and the types of statutes under which this abuse can be prosecuted, enabling prosecutors to choose the most advantageous charging strategies within their own jurisdictions. In addition, offender-focused trial strategies are offered to assist in overcoming common victim-blaming defenses.

Under the Radar: Prosecuting Intimate Partner Violence

October 29, 2013

Aequitas

The webinar discussed the prevalence of, and common dynamics of, intimate partner sexual assault; examined ways in which prosecutors, in partnership with other allied professionals, may need to expand their practices to adequately and holistically care for these victims; and summarized the legal issues relevant to the prosecution of intimate partner sexual assault.

Sexual Assault & Survivors with Disabilities: A Webinar to Raise Awareness, Share Resources, and Highlight Best Practices

April 24, 2017

Administration for Community Living

People with disabilities experience sexual violence at rates more than three times higher than people without disabilities (BJS, 2016), yet national conversations around sexual assault often fail to meaningfully include survivors with disabilities. In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, ​​the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), ​​and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL), are pleased to co-host a webinar for domestic and sexual violence service providers and community-based programs serving persons with disabilities to: raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence among the populations we serve; highlight strong examples from the field; and share resources for further engagement and training to better support survivors with disabilities who have experienced sexual assault.

 

Teens and Sexual Assault: Addressing Potentially Unique Issues

November 1, 2012

Battered Women’s Justice Project

This webinar focuses on legal options and safety planning for teen and young adult sexual assault survivors.

 

Other Tools/Resources

Office on Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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Office for Victims of Crime

OVC, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice, oversees programs and grants for service providers and other professionals who assist victims of crime.

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RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

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