Sexual abuse victims

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Report

Some memories never fade: final report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service 2015

The Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (the Service) was established in 2008 to provide a confidential and supportive forum for people who experienced abuse or neglect during their time in New Zealand State care in residential special education, health and welfare sectors before 1992. The...
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Government response to the final report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service

This New Zealand Cabinet paper is the Government’s response to the recommendations made in the final report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service. It provides a consolodated list of the actions taken by agencies to address each of the seven recommendations:
Guide

Sexual assault: your rights and the law

This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including: What sexual assault means; Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault; Reporting to the police; and Legal process and your rights.
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Inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services: report of the Social Services Committee

This report presents the findings of a select committee inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services in New Zealand. The terms of reference were to review: the state of specialist services and determine whether they reflect an integrated approach to service delivery...
Guide

Establishing the connection: guidelines

These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug (AOD) sectors in Victoria to support shared clients who experience both sexual assault trauma and substance use issues.
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Inquiry into abuse in disability services: final report

Through submissions and extensive public hearings across Victoria, the Committee heard consistently of the need for a single independent oversight body that can be implemented quickly with the capacity to prevent and respond to violence against people with disability.
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Establishing the connection: interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: final report

Overview This study examined the intersections between alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and sexual victimisation and trauma, how both support sectors currently work together, and how they can respond more effectively to the needs of those affected. The study found that: Participants from both...
Policy

National redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

A Shorten Labor Government will establish a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The establishment a National Redress Scheme is a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and is a critical part of the...
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Brief review of contemporary sexual offence and child sexual abuse legislation in Australia: 2015 update

Introduction In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) was contracted by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commission) to undertake a review of sexual offence legislation in Australia, particularly as it related to children. This review (Boxall, 2014) contained...
Case study

Report of case study 16: the Melbourne response

Assesses the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s process for responding to those who have been sexually abused by priests, religious and lay persons within the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Summary The report of Case Study 16 follows a public hearing into the Melbourne Response held in August last...
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Sexual assault and domestic violence in the context of co-occurrence and re-victimisation: state of knowledge paper

Examines the intersection between sexual assault and domestic violence, focusing on two forms of concurrent victimisation: re-victimisation and intimate partner sexual violence. Summary This state of knowledge paper examines the intersection between sexual assault and domestic violence, focusing on two forms of concurrent victimisation: re-victimisation...
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Review into recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstance at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru: final report

Submitted to the government in early February 2015, this independent review by former integrity commissioner Philip Moss was released to the public on 20 March 2015. The review was commissioned in October 2014 to investigate allegations of sexual and physical assault on asylum seekers and...
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The long-term effects of child sexual abuse

This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. It aims to assist practitioners and policy-makers who work with survivors of sexual abuse and their families to understand the significant findings from this large and sometimes complex body...
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Conventional and innovative justice responses to sexual violence

Despite 30 years of significant change to the way the criminal justice system responds to sexual violence, conviction rates have gone down in Australia, Canada, and England and Wales. This paper reflects on the limits of legal reform in improving outcomes for victim/survivors.
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Child pornography law update

This e-brief updates the paper Child Pornography Law published in August 2008. Specifically, it reviews the proposals for reform relating to child pornography recommended in Penalties Relating to Sexual Assault Offences in New South Wales, a report by the NSW Sentencing Council, chaired by Supreme...