States’ statutory rape offenses detail the age at which an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. This section focuses on laws addressing sexual intercourse . 10 Table 1 summarizes, where applicable, each state’s:
Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements. Statutory Rape — Criminal Offenses
As noted above, few states use the term statutory rape in their codes. Instead, criminal codes specify the legality of specific sexual acts. The applicable laws are often embedded in the section of the code dealing with other sexual offenses (e.g., sexual assault, forcible rape).
Contents Background Criminal Laws Reporting Requirements Implications for Program Staff and Policy Makers Structure of Report Endnote
Laudan Y. Aron and Krista K. Olson The Urban Institute March 1997
by Sandra J. Clark, Martha R. Burt, Margaret M. Schulte and Karen Maguire of the Urban Institute for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, October, 1996.
In light of recent policy changes in support of domestic violence screening in health care settings, this policy brief presents the state of practice and research on this preventive service. The brief discusses reasons for screening in health care settings, the current prevalence of screening and reasons this prevalence is relatively low, existin
Medical Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and Its Applicability to Victims of Human Trafficking
This Issue Brief examines the procedures and protocols that currently exist for assessing and treating victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in health care settings in an effort to begin evaluating their applicability to victims of human trafficking. This topic was identified at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Traffi
The report is the final report of a cross-site evaluation of six demonstration sites in which child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic violence service agencies collaborated to address the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment in families. The six sites were San Jose and San Francisco, California, Lane County, O
This report summarizes nine case studies by The Lewin Group that explore how states and communities are responding to statutory rape. Exploratory site visits suggest that addressing and preventing these unequal partnerships is difficult to accomplish by any single program or governmental agency. Instead, a range of service providers and governmen
This report is a compilation of state laws and reporting requirements. It provides an overview of state statutory rape laws and reporting requirements, as well as a summary of laws for each state and the District of Columbia. It is designed to provide useful information to state and federal policymakers who are interested in how state statutes add
ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF Abstract
Exploring Community Responses to Statutory Rape Final Report Prepared for: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Prepared by: Michael Fishman, Karen Gardiner, and Asaph Glosser The Lewin Group September 30, 2006 This report is available on the Inter
Laudan Y. Aron and Krista K. Olson The Urban Institute March 1997 The research reported here was prepared under contract with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with additional support from the Office of Community Services and the National Institute of Justice.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “Evaluation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Final Report.” December 2007. Accessed 3 March 2013 from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/uspstf/index.html#contents
The implementation of the Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines —and the release of the 2013 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation—create new opportunities for identifying women experiencing IPV through the increased use of screening by health care providers. The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, funded by
Screening for Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings. Existing Evidence on Screening and Intervention
The 2013 USPSTF recommendation supporting screening of all women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence was based on the 2012 Annals of Internal Medicine’s “Systematic Review of Evidence to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation” (Nelson et al. 2012). That review of 36 studies about IPV screening in hea
Screening for Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings. Reasons for Relatively Low Screening Prevalence
Clinician-reported barriers to screening
Research indicates that the prevalence of screening for intimate partner violence differs across health care specialties and is, overall, relatively low. One study synthesized the literature regarding screening rates from 1992 to 2005, finding that 3 to 41 percent of physicians reported routine screening for intimate partner abuse (Stayton and Dun
Screening for Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings. Reasons for Screening in Health Care Settings
Domestic violence is prevalent among women