Dear Marc: “I just wanted to thank you for CAVNET. Over the past few months it has become an unbelievable resource for me in several areas of my life….One of the most important results of CAVNET is the empowerment I have found… I live in a very rural area of New Mexico – cut off…

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By (CAVNET Member) Walter S. DeKeseredyDept. of Sociology & AnthropologyOhio UniversityAthens,   (From 2004) *The research reported here was supported by National Institute of Justice Grant WGBX0004. Arguments presented in the paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. The author…

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The Need To Enhance Collaboration Among Victim Service Programs, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges. by Marc Dubin, Esq.  From August 19, 2004 As a former prosecutor who now enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the federal government, I have seen a tremendous change over the past 10 years in the awareness of the…

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By Marc Dubin, Executive Director, CAVNET  September 1, 2004 I wrote this shortly after going on a ride-along with the Washington, D.C. Police Department. It describes my experiences, and includes a domestic violence call.I went on this ride-along with the Washington, D.C. police in 1999, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., in Northeast D.C., an area of the city…

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OVC: Why It Matters – Rethinking Victim Assistance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Victims of Hate Violence & Intimate Partner Violence http://www.victimsofcrime.org/docs/Reports%20and%20Studies/WhyItMatters_LGBTQreport_press.pdf?sfvrsn=0  Visit www.cavnet.org

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http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/sexual_assault.html “Statistics documenting transgender people’s experience of sexual violence indicate shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault. One in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives.Some reports estimate that transgender survivors may experience rates of sexual assault up to 66 percent, often coupled with physical assaults or…

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http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/index.html “Transgender victims, like all victims of sexual assault, want and deserve to be respected, heard, believed, served, and supported. This guide will help you do just that.” Visit www.cavnet.org

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Publish Date: March 2013http://www.vawnet.org/applied-research-papers/summary.php?doc_id=3556&find_type=web_desc_AR Description:This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.Download the PDFView the full text Visit www.cavnet.org

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This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations. http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/articles/using-policies-promote-child-sexual-abuse-prevention-what-working Visit www.cavnet.org

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