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Sexual Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of sexual violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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This toolkit bridges the gap between the laws, rules, and standards of services; and the effort necessary - community assessments, program policy, staff training, etc. - to develop and implement language access services for survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Authors: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with Spanish-speaking populations. This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services for Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.
Authors: US Department of Justice Office