The Resource Sharing Project (RSP) is part of a national movement of sexual violence-related services and resources. Work to end sexual violence and support survivors happens at the local, state and national level in the U.S.
The Resource Sharing Project was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive as they work to support survivors and end sexual assault. The project was initially designed to provide technical assistance, support, and the dissemination of peer-driven resources for all state and territorial sexual assault coalitions. Over time, the RSP has grown in scope to provide technical assitance in other areas through OVW technical assitance grants. Each area is listed in our "Projects" menu.
The RSP is led by the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault with project partners, the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.
The RSP provides:
- Individual technical assistance to designated state and territorial sexual assault coalitions, OVW rural grantees, and SASP Administrators.
- Site visits and intensive technical assistance visits to provide coalitions with face to face mentoring and assistance, which allows for technical assistance to an entire coalition staff and board.
- Conference calls and webinars with presenters on a given topic allowing for distribution of information regarding policies/protocols, capacity building or collaborative efforts that affect coalitions as well as new skill development.
- Topical meetings that allow participants the chance to meet, provide peer-to-peer assistance, exchange best practice information, and receive capacity building skills on topics the field has identified.
- National conferences and roundtables that allow participants to exchange information nationally, receive ongoing capacity building training, and identify and address emerging issues.
- Newsletters, website, listservs, and publications which offer means of peer exchange of information, discussion of emerging issues and ongoing discussions of collaborative efforts to serve survivors and end sexual assault.
The RSP recognizes the needs of all coalitions, especially those designated as new or emerging, regarding issues of organizational growth, professional development, and policy/protocol development. We believe in the importance of peer–to–peer technical assistance and the voices of survivors as guiding principles.
The Resource Sharing Project website is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K054 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.