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
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
515 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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
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.
799 West Boylston Street,
Worcester, MA 01606
Tel: 888-887-7130 (TTY)
Llamanos is a 24-hour, statewide hotline in Massachusetts for Spanish-speaking women and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted and need support or counseling. It also is available for the family members or friends who might be affected. This service is free and confidential. There is always someone available to provide counseling over the phone in times of crisis and to refer people to their nearest rape crisis center for more comprehensive services.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite #1603
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 839-1852
TTY: (303) 839-8459
Fax: (303) 831-9251
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
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
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.
Women’s Center of Jacksonville
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Tel: (904) 722-3000
Fax: (904) 722-3100
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
2000 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.544.3064; Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
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.
200 East Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21286-3107
Tel: (410) 825-8888
Fax: (410) 337-0747
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
800 K Street, N.W., Suite 920
Washington, D.C. 20530
Tel: (202) 307-6026
Fax: (202) 305-2589
(202) 307-2277 (TTY)
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.