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Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy

The Office for Victims of Crime has published "Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy." This excellent e-publication provides practical assistance to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers to help them maintain victim confidentiality. It addresses common challenges, provides core concepts and offers practical tips for improving confidential services provided to victims of sexual violence. The guide can be downloaded at: www.ovc.gov/publications/infores/VictimsRightToPrivacy/welcome.html.

In this issue:

Welcome Letter
2009 Crime Victim Services Division Conference
Milestone $1 Billion Reached by Texas Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund
Funding Forensic Medical Exams for Sexual Assault Victims
Crime Victim Services Division Legislative Update
Children’s Exposure to Violence
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Law Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses
Ethics in Victim Services
Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy
Emergency Service Training for Volunteers
School Safety Data
Send CVS Your Most Meaningful Remembrance
National Crime Victim Rights Week 2010
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