Sexual Assault Resources

The resources listed as follows are for information purposes only. Referral to these sources and web sites does not imply the endorsement of ACOG. This list is not meant to be comprehensive. The exclusion of a source or web site does not reflect the quality of that source or web site. Please note that web sites are subject to change without notice.

American College of Emergency Physicians
1125 Executive Circle
Irving, TX 75038-2522
Tel: 800-798-1822; (972) 550-0911
Fax: (972) 580-2816
Web: www.acep.org

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians. The ACEP’s web site provides visitors with fact sheets on topics including domestic violence, current policy regarding domestic violence, help for victims, and the role of emergency personnel. The ACEP web site also has an extensive list of injury prevention resources.

American Medical Association
AMA Plaza
330 N Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 800-621-8335
Web: www.ama-assn.org

The American Medical Association (AMA) works to improve the health of communities and strengthen the patient–physician relationship. Its web site provides links to AMA publications on sexual assault. The newest publication, Intimate Partner Violence, was designed to raise physician’s awareness of intimate partner violence and provide information to help treat those patients who are victims.

The Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 522-2214
Fax: (703) 522-2219
Web: www.feminist.org/

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is an organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and nonviolence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. 911 for Women: Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Resources provides state-specific contact information for victims of rape and sexual assault.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
One Broadway, Suite B210
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 839-1852
TTY: (303) 839-8459
Fax: (303) 831-9251
Web: www.ncadv.org

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children. It works for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.

National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-443-3860
Web: www.niaaa.nih.gov

The National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. It also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and often fatal consequences of these problems and is one of 19 institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Its web site provides publications in English and Spanish discussing the intersection of alcohol abuse and sexual assault.

National Institute of Justice
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Tel: (202) 307-2942
Fax: (202) 307-6394
Web: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. It provides objective, independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based knowledge, and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. Under the Office of Research and Evaluation, NIJ houses the Violence and Victimization Research Division and the Crime Control and Prevention Research Division, where the public can obtain information about sexual assault.

Promote Truth
Women’s Center of Jacksonville
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Tel: (904) 722-3000
Fax: (904) 722-3100
Web: http://www.womenscenterofjax.org/

The mission of the Promote Truth web site is to empower teens through safe, anonymous support and information about sexual violence issues. Promote Truth was created by the Rape Recovery Team at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Florida.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
1220 L Street NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Fax: 202.544.3556
Web: www.rainn.org

Founded by singer-songwriter Tori Amos, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is a 24-hour resource that routes callers to the closest rape crisis center by reading the area code and prefix of the caller’s telephone number. However, not every local rape crisis center participates in RAINN. If there is no center in RAINN located near the victim, it is suggested that the victim contact state or local rape crisis centers directly by referring to ACOG’s web site or the local government section of the phonebook.

Sidran Institute
PO Box 436
Brooklandville, MD 21022-0436
Tel: (410) 825-8888
Fax: (410) 560-0134
Web: www.sidran.org

The Sidran Institute is a nationally focused nonprofit organization devoted to education, advocacy, and research to benefit people who are suffering from injuries of traumatic stress.

United States Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Tel: (202) 514-2000
Web: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

The Office on Violence Against Women, housed in the Office of Justice Programs, was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking of women. The Office on Violence Against Women administers grants to help states, tribes, and local communities transform the way in which criminal justice systems respond to violent crimes against women.

Contact:

Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Director
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program
aluchowski@acog.org