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Sex Trafficking Prevention Strategies

Sex trafficking is a type of commercial sexual exploitation where a third person, often referred to as a trafficker, arranges or profits from the exploitation.

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Mission Vision Goal Setting Builders

To help get your team started, you can download this worksheet. If your team already has a mission, it is worth revisiting it to ensure that…

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Developing an Effective Response to Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Part Three: Supporting the Community-Driven Response

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to…

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Developing an Effective Response to Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Part Two: Leveraging Statewide Efforts to Enhance the Local Response

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to…

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Developing an Effective Response to Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Part One: Changing the Paradigm

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to…

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Funding Successful SARTs: A Ten-Factor Framework for STOP Administrators

One of the ways STOP administrators can support sexual violence response work is through funding and supporting systems change sexual assault response teams (SARTs). This…

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Meaningfully Addressing Sexual Violence with S*T*O*P

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act included a statutory requirement that 20% of the STOP funding awarded to each state and territory…

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Understanding What the “Rape Kit Backlog” Really Means, Part 3: Approaches and Protocols

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to…

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Understanding Unsubmitted Kit Problems, Part 2: Approaches and Protocols

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to…

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Understanding what the “Rape Kit Backlog” Really Means Part 1: Language and Definitions

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to…

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Research Finds Most Sexual Assault Reports to be True: Uncovering myths and practices, influencing change

The Problem “False report” is a category or designation that is often misused by law enforcement on sexual assault cases. The overuse of this designation…

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Sexual Violence Fundamentals: Must-Haves for a Meaningful Response to Sexual Violence

When you are deciding what projects and programs to fund through STOP, remember to take a step back and evaluate whether you are meeting these…