Oct 27 2:00 PM

Resources for victims of sexual assault and campus safety advocates

As part of America Tonight’s special Sex Crimes on Campus series and live town hall, we have compiled resources for where to turn for help if you, or someone you know, has suffered sexual assault.

Resources for victims

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network and its National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the U.S. Its National Sexual Assault Hotline is a partnership of more than 1,100 rape treatment hotlines across the country, providing victims of sexual violence with free, confidential services 24/7.

RAINN also offers tips for staying safe on campus.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

A confidential 24-hour hotline for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the closest of 162 crisis centers across the country.

The Joyful Heart Foundation’s advice for survivors

The Foundation’s mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-9474 | TTY 1-800-331-8453 | text “loveis” to 77054

The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline offers phone, text and chat services targeted at young people involved in abusive relationships. It also offers resources for concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement and service providers.

The National Center for Victims of Crime’s Connect Directory

The Center's Connect Directory helps crime victims find assistance throughout the country and search for providers that specialize in serving victims of different ages, race/ethnicity, language, sexual orientation visual/hearing impairments and more.

For a referral to a civil attorney, call 202-467-8716.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

This group provides information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies.

After Silence online support group | After Silence en Español

AfterSilence.org offers moderated online support groups, a message board and a chat room service where survivors can connect, share stories, ask questions and work on healing and recovery.

The Clery Center

The Clery Center offers a clearinghouse of information for victims and families regarding Clery Act compliance and Title IX guidelines. It also offers guidance about the unique rights that college students have.

The Survivor Project

This nonprofit is dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and access to resources.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

NCAVP is a coalition dedicated to reducing violence and its impacts on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities.

24-hour hotline: 212.714.1141

National Organization for Male Sexual Victimization

A membership-supported organization with resources for survivors and professionals related to sexual abuse of males.

Campus safety resources

SAFER: Students Active for Ending Rape | offers college students an activist resource center, training, activist mentoring program and a guide to reforming your campus’ sexual assault policy

End Rape on Campus | works with sexual assault survivors to file Clery and Title IX complaints against colleges and universities

Know your IX | a campaign to educate college students and sexual violence survivors about their rights under Title IX

Take Back the Night | works to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives

Campus sexual assault: suggested policies and procedures | recommendations from the American Association of University Professors

Men Can Stop Rape’s Campus Men of Strength clubs | engages male college and university students to prevent violence against women and create campuses and cultures free from violence


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