Topic: Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault is More Pervasive in Texas Now Than in 2003

Sept. 15, 2015
Texas sexual assault prevalence

Sexual assault is more pervasive in Texas now than in 2003, the time of the last statewide survey, according to a new study by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at UT Austin.

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Congolese Refugee "Women at Risk" in U.S. Need Trauma-Related Services

Oct. 21, 2014

The U.S. government must do more to address the needs of Congolese refugee "women at risk" through trauma-related services and social support, according to a report by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Part of Study to Determine Why Sexual Assault Kits Are Not Being Tested for Use as Possible Evidence

July 7, 2011

University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work researchers have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice to participate in a study to determine why rape kits are not being tested and used as possible evidence in sexual assault cases.

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Researchers combat hidden crime that forces women, men and children into labor, sex industries

March 29, 2010

A Salvadoran woman is promised a good job as a child care worker and ends up as a brothel worker or unpaid domestic servant.

An American child runs away from an abusive home and is prostituted for sex by a pimp.

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The University of Texas at Austin Receives $56 Million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Nov. 18, 2009

University of Texas at Austin researchers have received 123 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for nearly $56 million.

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