ERIC Number: ED142909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Community Response to Rape. Polk County Rape/Sexual Assault Care Center, Des Moines, Iowa. An Exemplary Project.
Bryant, Gerald; Cirel, Paul
In Polk County, Iowa, criminal justice agencies and concerned citizens work together to lessen the burden on the rape victim and to increase the chance of ultimate conviction and sentencing in rape and sexual assault cases. The Rape/Sexual Assault Care Center offers medical and social supportive services to victims, aids law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault offenders, and educates the public and professional community about rape and sexual assault. Since the center was created, impressive improvements have been seen in police clearance rates for rape cases, in willingness of victims to press charges, and in the rate of convictions. This booklet contains chapters on Project Development and Organization, Victim Services Coordination, Criminal Justice Support, Community Education, and Results and Costs. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Community Cooperation, Crime, Criminal Law, Females, Human Services, Intervention, Law Enforcement, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Rape, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.