Below is a list of resources and contacts for those who are crime victims of sexual assault or molestations. The majority of these resources were found at The National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Furthermore, most of the resources and groups on the list operate on a national or even a global level, and the latter are specific to the State of Indiana.
1in6 is a very unique organization because their mission is to help men who have struggled with unwanted or abusive sexual experiences. The organization aims to help them on the road to healthier, more fulfilled lives. 1in6 will also serve family members, friends, and partners of those who are dealing with these situations and will point them to the best support resources. Some of the resources the organization points people to include:
The mission of AEquitas is to enhance the justice system in the way it handles sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It does this through developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices to make the process safer for victims and to hold offenders to a higher level of accountability. The team at Aequitas supports prosecutors and related professionals by conducting legal research, providing 24/7 case consultation, hosting specialized or state-specific training events and webinars, and publishing helpful topics related to the prosecution of violence against women.
The Breathe Network aims to connect survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners across the U.S. who are informed on the topics of trauma and holistic healing. The Breathe Network educates and trains healing practitioners on the ripple effect that sexual violence can have. They also provide techniques that help increase trauma-informed care within the practice for the benefit of the survivors.
Victim/Survivor Support Organizations
The MNCASA Sexual Violence Justice Institute trains and assists community teams in the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating their response to sexual violence.
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) provides training and consultation, influences policy, and encourages diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
The mission of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is to create an effort to promote the healthy development of children and youth and to extinguish sexual abuse and exploitation.
The mission of NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to enhance the lives of those who seek justice.
NCVLI aims to promote balance and fairness in the justice system with legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing that is victim centered.
NAPIESV is a national organization established by API anti-sexual assault advocates. Their mission is to give a voice to the experiences of API women who are victims of sexual assault. The organization provides technical assistance to cultural and linguistically specific organizations that help victims of sexual assault in the Asian Pacific Islander communities.
Safer Society Foundation serves to provide resources for preventing and treating sexual abuse. The organization publishes books for survivors, offenders, professionals, family, and friends on prevention. It also provides a free referral service for individuals who are seeking specialized treatment for sexual offending.
The Sexual Violence Prevention Association (SVPA) is a nonprofit organization that dedicates itself to preventing sexual violence by revolutionizing policy, research, and institutions. It is the only national organization that is dedicated to preventing sexual violence systemically, and it is committed to dismantling the social structures that facilitate sexual violence. The organization advocates for and analyzes public policy at the local, state, and national level. One fascinating fact about the SVPA is that it maintains the largest and most extensive database for sexual violence prevention data, which serves as the foundation for machine learning algorithms, big data analytics, and statistical evaluations.
The organization known as “Stop Sexual Assault in Schools” works to address the epidemic of traumatic sexual violence and harassment that has taken a toll on students throughout the U.S. Stop Sexual Assault in Schools gives students, K-12 schools, and organizations the research they need to prevent equal education from becoming compromised by sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender-based discrimination.
The National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW) works to serve prosecutors, members of the prosecution team, and other allied professionals in their mission to bring justice to the survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
The Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center project provides resources online for those who are interested in bringing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
Sexual Offender Treatment
Safe Bars utilizes innovate bystander education strategies to encourage the area bar staff in the D.C. area to stand up against sexual harassment and assault. The organization also trains and gives technical assistance to individuals throughout the country who can start Safe Bars programs in their area.
The goal of ICESA is to empower communities throughout Indiana to prevent sexual assault and to serve those who have been impacted by it through comprehensive training, increased public awareness, advocacy, and training.
The Latino Coalition is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves to provide support and advocacy to Latino victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and serves the Latino community in 92 other counties across the state. It is the only organization of its kind in the country, and it works every day to enhance the quality of life for Latino families who have been affected by these issues.
The Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy gives support to students who have been affected by sexual assault, discrimination, harassment, stalking, relationship violence, and other threats to personal safety on the Indiana University campus.
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