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Minnesota

Sexual Assault Evidentiary Exam Payment

In Minnesota, victims of sexual assault who have an evidentiary exam done for the purpose of gathering evidence of sexual assault need not pay for…

Minnesota

Payment for Sexual Assault Exams When the Assault Occurs in One State but the Exam Occurs in a Different State

This fact sheet explains who pays for a sexual assault exam when the victim is assaulted while visiting one state but undergoes a sexual assault…

Minnesota

Confidential Communications with Health Insurance Carriers: Guide for Advocates and Providers

If someone is insured as a dependent on another’s health insurance policy—for example a partner or parent’s—health insurance carriers may send the policyholder information about…

Minnesota

Minor Consent for Medical and Mental Health Treatment

This fact sheet addresses two main issues: When may a sexual assault advocate or medical professional provide services to a minor without consent from the…

Minnesota

Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults: What is Required?

In Minnesota, sexual assault advocates and domestic abuse advocates are NOT mandated reporters of maltreatment of vulnerable adults. See Minn. Stat. §626.557 and other statutes…

Minnesota

Mandated Reporting of Sexual or Physical Abuse or Neglect of a Child

In Minnesota, sexual assault advocates are mandated to report the abuse or neglect of a child by “certain persons” in caregiving roles to the child.

National

Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Despite the fact that people who identify as transgender or non-binary experience violence and harassment in every aspect of life at astoundingly high rates (NCTE, 2016),…

National

Sexual Victimization in Indian Country: Barriers and Resources for Native Women Seeking Help

Even in the 21st century, victim blaming is alive and well in Indian country. Just last year, an Indian Health Service (IHS) physician published a…

National

Sexual Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer (LGBTIQ) Communities

Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer* (LGBTIQ) often experience intense discrimination based on their sexuality or gender identity. Institutions and…

National

Advocacy and Reporting for Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Military Community

This resource guide is to help provide an understanding of the United States military systems for advocates who may work with victims/survivors in the military…