Resources for the Media
Reporting Sexual Assault: A Guide for Journalists is a collaborative project between state agencies, journalists, and professionals in the field of sexual assault. This guide was developed through efforts of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Media Workgroup.
Working with the Media: A Toolkit for Service Providers is a companion guide for agencies to help educate them about engaging with the media.
The guide assists journalists in accurately and fairly covering incidents of sexual assault in their communities and encourage advocates to cultivate positive media relationships. With the tremendous expansion of communication venues, journalists and advocates are in a unique position to frame the public discussion on sexual assault.
Reports, Statistics and Fact Sheets on Violence Against Women
NNEDV National Census -The National Network to End Domestic Violence conducts an annual census that documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Data from the one day count for 2014 is now being compiled.