Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Black sign w/red letters: "Rape Survivor"[Originally posted on Friday, August 04, 2006 at 8:14 PM PDT]

This information is taken from the Office for the Victims of Crime website. You can find the information below by clicking here. According to the website, “These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes.” For information on rights and services provided to victims of sexual assault and rape, contact the following organizations:
An abuse, rape and domestic violence aid and resource collection website, which provides links to the stalking laws in all 50 states and other information about stalking.
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Center provides training and consultation to religious communities on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

This Foundation helps support rape survivors and their parents by easing the financial burden they face while attending the criminal trial. Financial assistance covers the expenses of a support person or persons who will accompany the rape/sexual assault victim to court. Check their website for details on eligibility requirements and allowable costs such as housing and transportation.

National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)

This online, searchable database of sex offenders is the result of a cooperative effort between the state agencies hosting public sexual offender registries and the Federal Government. The Federal site centralizes the different sex offender registries built and maintained by State and territories and provides real-time access to public sex offender data nationwide with a single Internet search.

NSOPR allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public state and territory sex offender registries beyond their own communities.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

This information and research clearinghouse also offers direct victim services and training to sexual assault providers at the national, state, and community levels.

Promote Truth provides support and information about sexual violence issues for teens and their communities. Their Web site offers information and online services, including anonymous use of message boards for targeted audiences: teens, parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN operates a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault. Callers are connected automatically to their local rape crisis center for counseling. More than 800 centers participate in the network.

Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center (RTC)

The RTC provides comprehensive treatment for victims of sexual assault, including emergency medical care and forensic exams, counseling, and advocacy; training for providers of rape victim services; and prevention/education programs and publications.

Witness Justice

Witness Justice provides trauma victims and their loved ones with resources that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. The site features access to experts, message boards, and other print and electronic victim resources.


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