Sexual assault can leave survivors permanently scarred by emotional wounds that will affect every aspect of their lives without adequate and substantial psychological support. It is critical for victims of sexual assault to be believed, helped and supported throughout the recovery process. The families of victims and even their friends must grapple with poignant questions about how to help their loved one cope with post-traumatic stress, overwhelming emotions of despair and guilt, and lingering feelings of vulnerability that can last a lifetime if not countered with enough support — and the right kind.

LEGAL HELP

For more than forty years, Baron & Budd has been one of the oldest and most revered plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation. Our mission of “Protecting What’s Right” spans the safeguarding of people in virtually every aspect of their lives. The lawyers at Baron & Budd have fought hard and successfully to bring justice to victims in all walks of life. If you or someone you know has suffered sexual abuse by an official or person of authority at an institution, you may be able to be compensated for your suffering. Contact us to find out if you qualify by filling out our online form or calling us at (866) 691-7631. Your consultation is free and completely confidential.

RESOURCES

After a sexual assault, you don’t have to fight to regain your emotional health alone. While it is imperative to seek justice as soon as possible against any official who perpetrates a sexual crime upon you, it is equally important to get adequate help to ease the emotional and physical harm inflicted upon you. That is why the expert sexual assault lawyers at Baron & Budd have put together the following list of sexual assault resources to help you on your journey to recovery:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

1220 L Street NW, Suite 505

Washington, DC 20005

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE(4673)

Chat in English:            online.rainn.org

Chat in Spanish:            rainn.org/es

https://www.rainn.org/programs-and-expertise#VictimServicesIcon

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than a thousand local sexual assault service providers across the country. The victim services experts at RAINN take a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to developing programs and services that support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. As the country’s leading provider of sexual assault services, RAINN has developed programs to help survivors in all stages of recovery They also operate a helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN conducts programming to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV)

1875 Connecticut Avenue, Floor 10

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 869-8520

[email protected]

https://www.endsexualviolence.org/resources/

Anti-sexual assault organizations understand that our federal government plays a vital role in furthering the fight to end sexual violence and in providing support and education to police and prosecutors. NAESV knows well that federal funding for victim assistance and political outreach is always under threat of budget cuts. That’s why leaders from statewide organizations joined rape crisis centers and national advocates to create the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. NAESV’s mission is to provide a missing voice in Washington for state coalitions and local programs advocating for survivors and organizing against sexual violence.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

2101 N Front Street

Governor’s Plaza North, Building #2

Harrisburg, PA 17110

717-909-0710 Phone

717-909-0714 Fax

717-909-0715 TTY

877-739-3895 Toll-Free

https://www.nsvrc.org/survivors

https://www.nsvrc.org/find-help

Since 2000, the NSVRC has been a leading nonprofit dedicated to providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, NSVRC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention. NSVRC uses research and trends to form best practices to help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change in the way sexual assault is viewed, discussed and handled — in the press, by first responders, physicians, and therapists, by victims, and by the public at large. Their website provides a contact list of anti-sexual assault coalitions available in every state, US territory, and Tribal Nation.

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

510 King Street, Suite 424

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-535-6682 Phone

703-535-5500 Fax

800-TRY-NOVA (879-6682) Victim Assistance Hotline

https://www.trynova.org/help-for-crime-victims/

Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing. Their mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis by advocating for victims of sexual assault and connecting them to services and resources. NOVA also provides skill-based training to victim advocates and crisis responders and promotes public policy initiatives that protect the rights of crime victims. Note

1in6

P.O. Box 711113

Los Angeles, CA 90071

[email protected] Email

https://1in6.org/helpline/ Chat Line

https://1in6.org/ Website

Based on the premise that at least one in every six men has experienced sexual abuse or assault, whether in childhood or as an adult, the mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Services provided by 1in6 include serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the internet and in communities.

SOURCES:

In addition to all the links above,

https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=129724

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