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Resources for Attorneys Working with Survivors

OAESV is committed to working with attorneys to improve the experiences of survivors in the criminal justice and civil legal systems, and to holding offenders accountable. For assistance, resources, training, or technical assistance for attorneys, please contact OAESV's Staff Attorney.
LAWS, STATS & KEY RULINGS
Presence of Victim Advocate During Sexual Assault Exam: Summary of State Laws
Legal Definitions Fact Sheet
Ohio Age of Consent Fact Sheet
U & T Visa Fact Sheet
Crawford and Its’ Progeny
Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
National Survey of Criminal Statutes of Limitations for Felony Child Sexual Abuse Charges (2012)
Summary of Laws and Guidelines: Payment of Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations
Routine Strip-Searches Upheld for Intake into Jail’s General Population
 
WORKING WITH SURVIVORS
Fundamentals of Victims’ Rights: A Summary of 12 Common Victims’ Rights
Training Bulletin: Recording Victim Interviews
National Institute of Justice Webinar: The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault
National Survey of Service Providers on Police Response to Immigrant Crime Victims, U Visa Certification and Language Access from the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
 
TRAINING, EDUCATION & STRATEGY
From Aequitas: Walking a Tightrope: Balancing Victim Privacy and Offender Accountability in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prosecutions, Parts I & II
NIJ Seminar Series: Research for the Real World
10 Strategies for Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Family Member
Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case
Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide for Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams & Communities
Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Abuse in Confinement
 
NATIONAL RESOURCES
AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women
Legal Momentum: The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women