Steubenville Resources

OAESV has compiled the following resources for your use in addressing the Steubenville case. Please feel free to share these resources widely in your community.

 

November 25, 2013: Holding Adults Accountable: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces New Indictments in Steubenville Rape Case

 

The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) were on site at the Jefferson County Juvenile Court in Steubenville, Ohio, March 13-17 to provide insight and expertise on sexual violence and prevention‐related topics. In addition,  AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women was available via phone (202-558-0037) to provide legal expertise. Follow @OhioAllianceESV on Twitter under the #Steubenville hashtag for ongoing updates.

Click here for the resource page from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.


TALKING POINTS: 3 Critical Points When Addressing the Steubenville Rape Trial


Click here for KEY STATEMENTS made by OAESV & NSVRC.


GUEST BLOGS:

Monday, March 11th: Getting to Prevention of Sexual Violence, Alex Leslie, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Tuesday, March 12th: Prevention Lessons: Spotlight on Steubenville, Preventionista, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Wednesday, March 13th: What Will It Take, Nancy Neylon & Rebecca Cline, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Thursday, March 14th: Reflections from Steubenville: The Role of Social Media in Prevention, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Friday, March 15th: Beyond Steubenville: Tools for Engaged Bystanders, Jennifer Benner, NSVRC

Saturday, March 16th: Focusing on Victim Behavior Will Not End Sexual Violence, Dan Clark, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

 

SAMPLE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Steubenville Letter to the Editor_Rape Happens Everywhere

Steubenville Letter to the Editor_Social Change

Steubenville Letter to the Editor_Supporting Survivors

 

Click for THE STATE OF RAPE CRISIS SERVICES IN OHIO

 

Click for OAESV IN THE NEWS

 

STATISTICS ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey – Executive Summary

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey – Full Report

 

SURVIVOR PERSPECTIVES

Raising Voices for Change: Summary of Survivor Discussion Groups

 

RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER (NSVRC)

NSVRC Media Packet

NSVRC Engaging Bystanders Fact Sheet

The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Statement from the author of NSVRC’s information packet about engaging bystanders, due out this May:

There is much out there on bystander and social media.  Social media allows people to interact with each other virtually and people can freely express thoughts and feelings they may not normally share if they were in a face-to-face situation with another person.   While this can be used to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and perpetuate sexual violence, it can also be used to perpetuate healthy respectful relationships and norms.  Bystanders can be shown how to respond to unhealthy media images and social media by responding in a critical and positive way to what they see online by commenting on other’s posts.  Bystanders can also post images or other items that represent healthy sexuality and healthy relationships is a way bystanders can create a positive online space and community.  Advocates and preventionists can engage users of social media by incorporating into their bystander prevention programs how to be an active bystander in online spaces and provide examples of what that looks like. The anonymity of the internet could make it easier for a person to be an engaged bystander.”

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Supporting a Loved One Who’s Been Victimized

Legal Definitions Fact Sheet

Ohio Age of Consent Fact Sheet

Survivor Rights & Resources Fact Sheet

Criminal Justice Fact Sheet for Survivors

Understanding the Trauma of Sexual Violence

Understanding PTSD in the Aftermath of Sexual Violence

Bystander Intervention Fact Sheet

Talking Points – Sexual Violence Among Teens

Developing Effective Responses to High Profile Cases

Peer facilitated youth based bystander program Stand and Serve

Fostering Digital Citizenship

 

RAPE PREVENTION & EDUCATION

RPE Success Stories