This extensive toolkit includes:
Core Measures to be Used by Programs for Evaluating Rape Crisis Services
Ensuring that evaluation will be a meaningful experience for clients, local programs and the coalition
Step-by-step instructions for implementing evaluations
Examples to supplement procedural... more
With the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005(P.L. no. 109-162), there was a congressional recognition of the need to provide funding for services to victims of sexual assault. This recognition came in part from an examination of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act,... more
Resources on the history of violence against women movements in the United States.
A Brief History of the Anti-Rape Movement, by former ICASA director, Polly Poskin
Open Letter to the Anti-Rape Movement, by the Santa Cruz Women Against Rape (1977)
This paper discusses the importance of integrating holistic healing approaches into direct services in order to support survivors. It looks at approaches to community collaboration and funding as well as providing examples from the field and information about a variety of specific holistic healing... more
The capacity of hospitals is likely to vary across the country as illness and hospitalizations continue to rise. Local programs should check in with their hospital partners to discuss protocol and plans for sexual assault forensic exams. Many hospitals are limiting the number of additional... more
Rural programs serving sexual assault survivors are increasingly turning to holistic approaches to healing. A holistic approach to healing from sexual assault can be a powerful way meet the needs of survivors. However, some holistic healing services can be culturally appropriative and... more
The National Resource Sharing Project Topical Meeting focused on Human Trafficking, June 23-24, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, brings together representatives of State and Territorial Sexual Assault Coalitions to enhance their capacity and exchange resources pertinent to the coalition’s role in responding... more
This Management Tip offers ten quick ways to improve your board meetings, and comes from Compass Point's Board Cafe, a great resource for questions big and small about your board:
When we think about the boards we're on, we usually think about the board meetings-which says a lot about the... more
For programs that are still able to offer in-person services, it is important to proactively communicate what the program is doing to keep people safe and what expectations the program has of survivors in helping meet that goal.
A sample client letter is available for download below.