Sexual Assault

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Get Help

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:   

ribbonNational Sexual Assault Hotline (Get connected to the rape crisis center nearest to you.)
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.

Sexual Assault Resources

National Institute of Justice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


End Violence Against Women International

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Mending the Sacred Hoop

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Center for Victims of Crime

Rape Abuse Incest National Network

Resource Sharing Project

Responding to Campus Sexual Assault

Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault

Vision of Hope

Updated June 16, 2017

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