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Recent Additions to the VAWnet Library

The resources on this page are the newest additions to our online collection, listed in decending order by date added (the newest resources are listed first).

Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool by Vera Institute of Justice (June 2014)
This screening tool is intended to be used by victim service providers and law enforcement when faced with someone who may be a victim of human trafficking.

Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Connected with the Military: A Handbook for Civil Attorneys by Ellen C. Schell for the Battered Women’s Justice Project (June 2014)
While resources on legal representation of service members and/or veterans exist, this handbook specifically addresses additional considerations for attorneys when representing military-related victims/survivors.

Strengthening Judicial Integrity through Enhanced Access to Justice by Joanna Brooks, A.H. Monjurul Kabir, Gezim Kolgeci, Irina Letova, Aleksandar Olenik, Sevima Sali-Terzic, and Azat Zholdybayev for the United Nations Development Programme (2013)
This document provides an analysis of national studies on the capacities of judicial institutions to address the needs/demands of persons with disabilities, minorities, and women.

Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault by FORGE and the Office for Victims of Crime (June 2014)
This online toolkit is informed by both research and transgender survivors, offering data and practical tools to promote understanding and support for transgender victims.

Sexual Violence Against Children in Conflict: Unspeakable Crimes by Veronique Aubert for Save the Children (2013)
This report describes atrocities against children during times of conflict, calling on G8 countries to take action. The report suggests a deliver-empower-change-reform model for addressing the problem.

Elder Justice Roadmap Project Report by the National Center on Elder Abuse (July 2014)
The report identifies and prioritizes actions that direct service providers, educators, and researchers can take to benefit older adults facing abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

Share the Eight Infographic by Beauty Cares (2014)
This infographic, designed for sharing widely via social media, describes eight warning signs of an abusive relationship. One version was designed for youth ages 14-21, while another was developed for young adults ages 21 and up..

Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action by Corinne David-Ferdon and Thomas R. Simon for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (June 2014)
Research and experience in communities show it is possible to prevent youth violence. Everyone has an important role in stopping youth violence before it starts. This document provides information and action steps to help each of us be a part of the solution.

Engaging Men as Allies in Prevention by The North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN) (June 12, 2014)
This webinar explores the formation of men's action networks in the United States and Canada; examines the challenges in organizing and sustaining meaningful participation from its members; explores the various activities and initiatives utilized by men's networks to raise awareness and prevent men's violence against women; and discusses issues of accountability inherent in multi-gender partnerships.

Understanding the Link between Violence to Animals and People: A Guidebook for Criminal Justice Professionals by Allie Phillips for the National District Attorneys Association (June 2014)
This guidebook outlines what criminal justice, advocacy, medical, and mental health professionals need to know about the Link for purposes of investigating and prosecuting these cases, and helping to keep families and communities safe.

Introducing PreventIPV: Tools for social change hosted by PreventConnect (June 23, 2014)
This webinar introduces PreventIPV, a project of the IPV Prevention Council. Participants will hear about two innovative prevention strategies that have been formally evaluated and found effective, and experience Tools for Social Change, an interactive web-based portal and compendium of IPV prevention resources.

Youth Council Toolkit: Materials to help you form your own Youth Councile by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2012)
This toolkit provides organizations interested in convening youth councils with sample forms, agendas, materials and lessons learned.

United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court by the Library of Congress (February 2014)
This webpage first provides an overview of the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Court ruled “the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense.” Additional U.S. Supreme Court cases considering the Second Amendment are further summarized.

Firearms and Domestic Violence: State and Territorial Statutory Provisions by the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (March 2014)
This document describes in detail statutory provisions related to firearm purchase and possession by those individuals subject to protection orders or convicted of certain crimes.

Rape in the Fields [53:41] by Frontline, PBS (June 25, 2013)
In this documentary, Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants.

Human Trafficking & Native Peoples in Oregon: A Human Rights Report by the International Human Rights Clinic, Willamette University College of Law (May 2014)
The report focuses specifically on Native populations within Oregon. It’s focus is one of a human rights legal fact-finding report that sets out to measure whether federal, state, and local government officials are meeting their obligations under international, national and state law in prosecuting traffickers, protecting survivors, and preventing trafficking as it involves the Native population in Oregon.

The 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. Department of State (June 2014)
This report seeks to increase global awareness of the human trafficking phenomenon by shedding new light on various facets of the problem and highlighting shared and individual perspectives of the international community.

Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2010 by Sharyn E. Parks, Linda L. Johnson, Dawn D. McDaniel, Matthew Gladden for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (January 2014)
This report summarizes data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) regarding violent deaths from 16 U.S. states for 2010.