Coalitions vary in their structure and their relationships with the rape crisis centers in their states. While some coalitions serve purely as membership and technical assistance associations, others manage and disperse funding to the rape crisis programs. The coalitions who manage and distribute... more
Within the past decade, the issue of human trafficking has become more recognized as media, victim rights movements, law enforcement, and communities grapple with the definitions of trafficking, the needs of survivors, and strategies around awareness and prevention. It affects people of all ages... more
One of the best qualities about our rural communities is their ability to gather around us in times of great need. When our community reaches out to offer support, we don’t want to be scrambling for an answer!
Recorded November 4th, 2014
Sexual assault advocates based in rural communities are often one of the only resources in the area who have any knowledge about sexual assault. For this reason it often becomes necessary for rural sexual assault advocates to provide advocacy in a broad range of... more
by Stephanie Headley, Director of Victim Advocacy, CONNSACS
Connecticut is the only state to utilize sexual assault victim advocates throughout their state parole and probation sex offender management programs. What began as an innovative pilot program in 1998 between sexual assault victim... more
To discuss trends, changes and growth in the field of rape crisis work, it is vital to have dialogue defining the field. This document is part of the conversation about defining sexual assault services.
Rape crisis centers and state coalitions have evolved in unique circumstances, but there are... more
by Evelyn Larsen
Sexual violence (SV) is one of the most underreported crimes in our society. Victims of sexual violence are often reluctant to report resulting in imprecise statistics that camouflage the true costs of sexual violence. We know that approximately one in four girls and one in six... more