Sexual & Domestic Violence: “Top Ten Things Advocates Need to Know”

Link to "Top Ten Things Advocates Need to Know"
Link to “Top Ten Things Advocates Need to Know”

The following list is linked above. Each question is answered and addressed in a brief, written and provided by the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women:

1. What services do survivors of rape find most helpful, and what help do they say they need?
2. What type of sex offender is most likely to recommit their crimes? Incest offenders, rapists, or pedophiles?
3. What mental health issues are caused by experiencing intimate partner violence or sexual assault?
4. Do protective orders work? Who violates protective orders the most?
5. What is the impact of mandatory arrest laws on intimate partner violence victims and offenders?
6. What are the most significant long-term health consequences of chronic sexual or physical violence?
7. What percentage of rape cases gets prosecuted? What are the rates of conviction?
8. Does treatment with intimate partner violence offenders work?
9. Does a report of intimate partner violence or sexual assault by a partner put a woman at risk of losing custody of her children?
10. How do women from different racial/ethnic backgrounds experience intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault? Does race and ethnicity matter?

For more information on the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and to find PDFs from the Top Ten Things series, visit uky.edu/CRVAW.

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