Spotlight / Spring 2019

National Consumer Protection Week / March 3rd – 9th


Review data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on the prevalence and nature of identity theft against persons age 16 or older.


Read about efforts to create, test, and refine a survey instrument that measures the annual prevalence of financial fraud.

AARP Facing Fraud or Saving Face?

Learn about rates of exposure to fraud and experiences with financial fraud among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


Watch CVR’s webinar and read our research brief on identity theft and fraud victimization, synthesizing research and practice evidence.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month / April


Read about the NSVRC and Urban Institute’s work helping companies like Uber consistently record sexual misconduct and assault reports—as the first step in addressing the problem.

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findings from this national survey on the prevalence of sexual assault

Check out findings from this national survey on the prevalence of sexual assault, locations in which it occurs, and the associated harms.


Review NCVC’s fact sheet on sexual violence crime trends and costs, with a special section on campus sexual assault.


Explore data about the potential economic costs to crime victims and taxpayers of nottesting Sexual
Assault Forensic Evidence kits


National Child Abuse Prevention Month / April

child maltreatment 2016

Review findings about child maltreatment based on data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.


Explore this annotated bibliography by NCAC’s CALiO librarian to learn about the benefits of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for child abuse victims.

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Watch this video summarizing research on the economic impact of child sexual abuse.



Read this research brief and
full report about a child welfare system simulation model and how targeted preventive and kinship care treatment can reduce maltreatment and the number of children entering the system.

National Mental Health Awareness Month / May


Learn how firearm involvement in a violent victimization is associated with severe distress and social functioning problems.



Read this systematic review on the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy and other early interventions designed to prevent PTSD in victims of violent crime.


National Peace Officer Memorial Day / May 15th


Review preliminary data on 2018 law enforcement fatalities compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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Explore effective clinical support practices for officers who suffer from police-related stress and trauma.

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