If you are in immediate danger, call 911. OVW does not provide services directly to the general public. Find local help on our map or call the national hotline:
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Advocates are also available to chat 24/7.
National Center for Victims of Crime
What is Sexual Assault?
The term “sexual assault” means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent.
Sexual Assault Resources
National Institute of Justice
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office on Women's Health
Protecting Students from Sexual Assault
Medical Forensic Exams: DOJ and OVW Resources
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