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Newsletters For Timely Victim Research


Newsletters can deliver timely articles from a broad range of sources and provide unique commentary on issues relevant to victim services professionals. Newsletters can help you stay in the loop on the latest studies and research trends and on the evolving conversations and thoughts of your colleagues. Below are newsletters that frequently include victim research, including resources related to child abuse, elder abuse, sexual violence, gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, criminal justice, community engagement, and social and health services.

If you see an article mentioned in these newsletters, search the title in the CVR Library search box or email the CVR Research Librarian to request it.

Also, if you haven’t already, sign up for the Center for Victim Research’s monthly newsletter and be the first to know about our new webinars, podcasts, tools, and publications: Sign Up Here.

Newsletters Focused on Victim Services Professionals

  • Information for Practice (IP): delivers links to social services research, including free reports from nonprofits and government agencies. Gary Holden of New York University – Silver School of Social Work compiles this monthly email with the titles and links to articles or their abstracts. Sign Up Here (send a blank email)
  • Monday Missives (MM): Created by “Justice SisterAnne Seymour, this newsletter includes a weekly roundup of news and investigations, research studies, webinars and conferences, and inquiries about best practices/”how do programs do this”, all related to crime victims, victim services, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and resilience. Sign Up Here (send a blank email)

Newsletters Focused on Specific Populations

  • CALiO Email List: Online since 2004, the Child Abuse Library Online provides access to over 3,000 free open access research articles related to child abuse, children’s advocacy centers, vicarious trauma, and other topics relevant to professionals working with victims of child abuse and their families. Keep up with new additions to the CALiO collection and monthly research quizzes by signing up for the National Children’s Advocacy Center‘s newsletter and selecting the CALiO Email List. Sign Up Here
  • Esperanza United: This twice-monthly newsletter shares Esperanza United partner resources related to interpersonal violence, culturally relevant victim services, and survivors’ needs related to immigration and language access. Included are partner events and webinars, news, toolkits and research reports, book reviews (fiction and non-fiction), legislative actions, and job announcements. Sign Up Here 
  • NCEA Listserv: The National Center on Elder Abuse hosts regular Research2Practice webinars, where researchers present their recent study findings on elder abuse and neglect, financial crime targeting older adults, and Adult Protective Services and other relevant agencies. NCEA releases two-page briefs summarizing the findings from the research papers presented during webinars and creates fact sheets and research compilations. Learn about in-person and online trainings, read new reports and screening tools, and join the conversation on NCEA’s listserv. Sign Up Here
  • NIWRC Mailing List: The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center sends regular messages to its mailing list members, including webinar announcements, legislative updates, job openings, and report releases. Topics have included tribal participatory research methods, the availability of technical assistance, and improved data sharing with the national crime information databases.  Sign Up Here
  • Reaching Victims Newsletter: The National Resource for Reaching Victims produces a monthly newsletter with guest editors from their partner organizations. Each edition includes a quotation from a survivor or leader in the field, a summary of a grassroots organizations’ main activities, a spotlight on a promising practice, and list of upcoming events. Sign Up Here

Newsletters Focused on Criminal Justice

  • CrimPapers: This email shares recent article titles drawn from 116 journals that often publish research in criminology, criminal justice, crime science, penology and terrorism. This alert is delivered daily or weekly. It was created by Matt Ashbury, a lecturer in criminology at Nottingham Trent University. Sign Up Here
  • NCJRS Weekly Accessions: The National Criminal Justice Reference Service hosts a large library collection related to research in corrections, the justice system, law enforcement, crime, courts and victim rights, and results of evaluations and demonstration sites. This newsletter lists all the latest reports added to their collection. Sign Up Here
  • NCVLI Update: The National Crime Victim Law Institute hosts a victim law library with materials organized by right, victim type, or procedural posture and includes case summaries related to victim rights. This newsletter announces new amicus briefs, summaries of recent technical assistance requests for legal research, and upcoming events. Sign Up Here

Newsletters focused on Domestic Abuse and Sexual and Gender-based Violence

  • EVAWI Mailing List: End Violence Against Women International hosts regular trainings for criminal justice professionals and writes training briefs that summarize research and practice evidence related to sexual assault investigation practices. Their mailing list highlights innovative programs and webinar announcements and highlights from their resource librarySign Up Here
  • The Exchange: Carol E. Jordan, Executive Director of Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women at the University of Kentucky, compiles this monthly round-up of “research on intimate partner violence (IPV), child witnesses to IPV, sexual assault, stalking, and related crimes…to allow services; case decision-making; and criminal justice and health/mental health policy to be directly influenced by science.” Sign Up Here
  • Forensic Healthcare Online: The founder and editor of Forensic Healthcare Online, Jenifer Markowitz, writes multiple short posts a week, suggesting news stories and research articles for forensic nurses and others working with sexual violence and trauma survivors. In addition to these short pieces, FHO also includes longer posts like clinical guides, testimony resources, training handouts, and tips on how to regular reading and applying research. Sign Up Here (scroll to website footer for sign up)
  • NRCDV Newsletter: The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence sends a bi-monthly newsletter of new resources and developments. The newsletter often includes example technical assistance requests, questions of the month, and new resources available in VAWnet, their online library of thousands of materials related to addressing gender-based violence. Sign Up Here
  • NSVRC Resource Round-up: The National Sexual Violence Resource Center delivers a monthly round-up of resources related to preventing sexual violence and working with survivors of sexual assault and harassment. The newsletter features guides, action kits, interviews with survivors and practitioners, infographics, new bibliographies from the NSVRC library, and fact sheets relevant to news stories about sexual violence. (Daily news updates are available through NSVRC’s Google Groups.) Sign Up Here
  • SVRI Update: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative sends out weekly updates about their member events and a list of journal articles. The journal articles cover a range of topics and countries, all with some relation to violence against women, sexual violence, harassment, and assault. Sign Up Here
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