Resources for Professionals

As the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to the civil legal needs of sexual assault survivors, the Victim Rights Law Center is committed to producing effective products to help other professionals meet the needs of survivors in their community. We hope you find these materials helpful. If you have any questions or are looking for additional materials, please feel free to contact us.

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Resources

 

Poster describing how only two percent of rapists go to jail

General Resources

Recordkeeping

Recordkeeping: Guidance for Rape Crisis Centers

Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory Reporting of Non-Accidental Injuries: A State-by-State Guide
Privacy Chart: A Mandatory Reporting Tool

Privacy

Confidentiality and Coronavirus Contact Tracing: FAQs for OVW-Funded Victim Service Providers
Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Toolkit
Privacy on Campus - A Workbook for Advocates
Developing Program Policy on Staff Use of Personal and Remote Devices
Eliminating Bars as Barriers: a Tip Sheet for Delivering Confidential Victim Services to Confined Survivors
Minors' Privacy Toolkit (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Hindi, Hmong)
Tips for Effective, Accurate, and Confidential Interpretation
Jurisdiction-Specific Guides: Privacy Laws Impacting Survivors (available in English and Spanish)
Survivor Privacy in Rural Areas - Tip Sheet

Privilege and Communication

Privilege and Communication Between Professionals: A State-by-State Guide

Safety Planning

Safety Planning with Adult Survivors: A Guide for Advocates and Attorneys (available in English and Spanish)
Safety Planning with Survivors of Non-Intimate Partner Sexual Assault (available in English and Spanish)

Resources for Specific Populations

K-12 Student Sexual Assault Survivors

Where to Start: First Steps Toward Implementation of the Title IX Rule for K-12 Districts
K-12 Student Survivor Resource Bank
"How Do I Talk About the Violence I Experienced?" A Guide for K-12 Students and their Caretakers

Campus Sexual Assault Survivors

Where to Start: A Guide to Safety Planning with Victims of Campus Sexual Violence*
Privacy on Campus - A Workbook for Advocates

*Please note: We anticipate all of the VRLC’s resources related to student sexual assault victims will need to be revised upon release of the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations. Because the regulations are only proposed at this point, our resources do not reflect any potential changes.

Survivors in Custodial Settings

Eliminating Bars as Barriers: a Tip Sheet for Delivering Confidential Victim Services to Confined Survivors
PREA Focus Group Findings

Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Guidelines for Attorneys in Massachusetts Representing Sexual Assault Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Elders

Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: What is Mandatory Reporting?
Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: Exploring the Benefits and Harms
Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: What Advocates Need to Know
Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: Tips for Working with Older Victims
Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: Developing an Agency Policy
Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: Mandatory Reporting Flow Chart

Farmworkers

Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Criminal Justice Professionals (available in English and Spanish)
Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers (available in English and Spanish)
Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Social Service Providers (available in English and Spanish)
Cosechando mis Derechos: Fotonovela of Farmworkers' Legal Rights

Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Staying Safer on the Streets: A Safety Planning Discussion Tool for Sexual Violence Survivors Experiencing Homelessness (available in English and Spanish)
Surviving Sexual Violence on the Streets: A Know-Your-Rights Video for Homeless Women
Awareness Poster for Victims Experiencing Homelessness

LGBTQ+ Survivors

Tips: Strengthening LGBTQ Sexual Assault Survivors’ Access to Services
Webinar: Transforming Access for LGBTQ Survivors
Safety Planning with LGBTQ Sexual Assault Survivors

Male Survivors

Male Victim Awareness Poster

Location-Specific Resources

Oregon

Issue Spotting and Needs Assessment: An Oregon-Specific Guide to Conducting Sexual Assault Intakes
Safety Planning with Adult Sexual Assault Survivors: An Oregon-Specific Guide for Advocates and Attorneys