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    Book Review: The Beginning and End of Rape

    This review published in Indian Country Today Media Network covers Sarah Deer’s upcoming book The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America . Citing the statistic that “American Indian and Alaska Native women are raped at a rate 3 to 10 times greater than the national average” Deer argues that “rape is a direct and serious threat to tribal sovereignty.” Quotes from the review: “Native people suffer from a high rate of social ills—drug...
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    Recently Released: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

    The Office of OVC Victims of Crime (OVC) has released a new on-line guide for Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault . Although not specifically created for the Corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in detention settings with transgender or gender non-conforming victims. From the OVC website: 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...
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    PREA and LGBTI Rights

    This recent American Jail Association article, PREA and LGBTI Rights by Terry Schuster, focuses on the risk of sexual victimization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates in correctional institutions and provides guidance for ensuring LGBTI inmates do not become victims of sexual abuse and harassment. From the AJA article: “Because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates are particularly at risk for sexual victimization in these settings...
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    PREA and LGBT Immigrants in Detention

    Recently released, How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention , by the Center for American Progress, focuses on the importance of protection from sexual abuse for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, immigrants. From the Center for American Progress: “Protection from sexual abuse in immigration detention is particularly important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals as they are among the most vulnerable to sexual abuse in...
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    New in the Library - Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody

    Now available in the NIC Library, “ Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody: Youth Workers’ Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Violence in Juvenile Justice Settings ” is a first step in reaching out to staff in juvenile justice settings to help them identify, address, and appropriately respond to incidents of sexual abuse by staff or between youth. Chapters include: The Landscape of Juvenile Justice Agencies. Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody. Youth in Custody...
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