U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit

NCJ Number
234271
Date Published
May 2011
Agencies
OVC
Annotation

This online resource, Existe Ayuda Toolkit, presents outreach material in Spanish to combat the problem of sexual violence.

Abstract

This online resource from the Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime contains replicable Spanish-language tools and resources for use by service providers to improve their cultural competence and the accessibility of their services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. The site has six major sections: About the Toolkit contains background information on the Existe Ayuda project and the challenges faced by service providers for victims of sexual violence; Glossaries contains a list of Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking; Presentations contains PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates; Tools contains information on how to put together a victims' rights pocket card, sexual harassment handout, fact sheets on sexual assault, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages; Message from the Director discusses the need for this site; and Related Resources contains links to additional resources for community health workers and service providers.

Date Created: October 19, 2011