Here are helpful resources for agencies, prosecutors, detectives and advocates who work with non-stranger sexual assault cases, domestic violence, child abuse and more.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. In 2015, the Online Hotline expanded to offer services in Spanish at rainn.org/es. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
EVAWI: End Violence Against Women International
• Provide education, training, technical assistance, and expert consultation
• Formulate policies and disseminate best practices to guide reform efforts
• Develop and disseminate original training curricula and resource materials
• Conduct and disseminate original research to guide reform efforts
• Evaluate, compile, and disseminate findings from the research literature
• Plan, execute, and evaluate public education efforts (e.g., media campaigns)
• Promote multidisciplinary collaboration
• Coordinate with other organizations in pursuit of our shared vision
Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC TTAC)
OVC TTAC is the gateway to current training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims. Our aim is building the capacity of victim assistance organizations across the country in three primary ways:
- Through a variety of training and technical assistance opportunities, OVC TTAC can support your professional development, enhance services to the community, and reach underserved victims of crime.
- We use a variety of tools—surveys, stakeholder discussions, evaluations, and feedback forms—to assess the needs of key constituencies and identify resources to meet those needs.
- We continually monitor customer satisfaction and measure the effectiveness of our training and technical assistance activities over time. Evaluation gives OVC data that informs the development of future training and technical assistance and provides the assurance that OVC TTAC remains state-of-the-art.
OVC TTAC draws on the expertise of a network of consultants and seasoned victim service professionals with first-hand experience in designing and delivering customized responses to satisfy a variety of training and technical assistance needs.
Strangulation Training Institute San Diego, CA
The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (Institute), a program of Alliance for HOPE International, was launched in October 2011. The Institute was developed in response to the increasing demand for Intimate Partner Violence Strangulation Crimes training and technical assistance (consulting, planning and support services) from communities across the world.
The Institute provides training, technical assistance, web-based education programs, a directory of national trainers and experts, and a clearinghouse of all research related to domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes.
DoD Safe Helpline
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere.
National Center for Campus Public Safety
Providing resources and training for colleges and universities in sexual assault response, campus violence and Title IX and Cleary Act violations nationwide.