Joyful Heart Foundation Releases Study on Victim Notification

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2016
Contact: Melissa Schwartz, media@endthebacklog.org

“Navigating Notification” includes years of research to share best practices and lessons learned

New Report Explores Funding of Sexual Assault Exams Nationwide

In 2005, Congress amended the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to ensure that states bear the full costs of sexual assault medical forensic exams (MFEs) regardless of whether the survivor reports the assault to law enforcement. Five years later, the National Institute of Justice funded a study to determine whether this requirement is being met.

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