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Sexual Assault Resource Links

Office on Violence against Women
The Office on Violence against Women handles the U.S. Department of Justice’s legal and policy issues regarding violence against women and responds to requests for information regarding violence against women. This site provides much information about sexual assault and provides links to other informative sites and state administering agencies, among other things.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) provides a searchable database of information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence. Although intended as a resource for coalitions, rape crisis centers, and national, state and local agencies, the information is easily accessible and informative.

Calculation of Damages in Sexual Abuse Cases
This article, entitled “The Calculation of Damages in Sexual Abuse Cases,” contains an overview of literature on sexual abuse, focusing on the impacts of abuse on psychological well-being, education and standard of living.

Survivor’s Rights Pages
Although both of these sites focus on Massachusetts law, they contains much generally applicable advice for sexual abuse victims, and provide information regarding privacy issues, physical safety concerns, education problems, immigration issues, housing problems and financial compensation.

The NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund site provides information concerning many issues involving women, including an overview of employment rights for survivors of sexual assault.

Department of Justice
A Department of Justice article that presents detailed information and statistics on the consequences of rape and sexual assault on female victims from 1992-2000.

Sexual Assault Issues Handbook
Although this booklet focuses on Wisconsin law and criminal proceedings, it contains enough general information to be of interest to many victims of sexual assault. The booklet provides information about the process of reporting and prosecuting a sexual assault as it concerns the victim.

American Academy of Pediatrics
An analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the “Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victim.” The article focuses on sexual assault and rape in adolescents, the adolescent’s perception of sexual assault, and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. Although the article does not focus on legal issues, it contains information of interest to any parent of an adolescent sexual assault victim.

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