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Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias

Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence


Technical Assistance Resources

Police Executive Research Forum

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)

  • Investigating Sexual Assault Model Policy
  • Training Bulletin:  When to Conduct an Exam or Interview (2013)
  • Free On Line Training Institute Courses

    • Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
    • Dynamics: What Does Sexual Assault Really Look Like?
    • Victim Impact: How Victims Are Affected by Sexual Assault and How Law Enforcement Can Respond
    • Preliminary Investigation: Guidelines for First Responders
    • Law and Investigative Strategy: What Kind of Sexual Assault is This?    
    • Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault
    • False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate Sexual Assault
    • Sustaining a Coordinated Community Response: Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT)
    • Reporting Methods for Sexual Assault Cases
    • Clearance Methods for Sexual Assault Cases
    • Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT): A Guide for Rural and Remote Communities
    • Effective Victim Advocacy Within the Criminal Justice System
    • Breaking Barriers: The Role of Community-Based and System-Based Victim Advocates
    • The Earthquake in Sexual Assault Response: Implementing VAWA Forensic Compliance
    • Successfully Investigating Sexual Assault Against Victims with Disabilities

The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

The University of Arkansas National Center for Rural Law Enforcement (NCRLE)

The State of Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force Praxis International

Department of Justice Letters of Findings and Settlement Agreements

University of Montana: Findings Letter and Settlement Agreement

University of Montana Office of Public Safety: Findings Letter and Settlement Agreement

Missoula Police Department: Findings Letter and Settlement Agreement

New Orleans Police Department: Findings Letter and Settlement Agreement

Puerto Rico Police Department: Findings Letter and Settlement Agreement

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office: Findings Letter

United States Government Sites

Office of Community Policing Services 

Office on Violence Against Women

Office for Victims of Crime 

Department of Homeland Security, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault  Sample Memorandum of Understanding between Law Enforcement and Colleges and Universities

Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (2015) 

Statistical Information

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports

U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Updated June 1, 2018