Response

This section contains information and resources for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. It also contains information and resources for service providers, including advocates, mental health providers, healthcare professionals, attorneys and law enforcement.

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Special Coverage: Steubenville

Press Release May 8, 2013: In the Wake of Steubenville, Coaches to Get Sexual Assault Prevention Resources After 65,000 Join Students’ Campaign

Takeaways:

Lessons from Steubenville: Preventing Sexual Violence [PreventConnect Podcast, April 17]

Press Release 3.19.13: TURN OFF THE VICTIM BLAMING. TURN ON SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS.

Background:

The Steubenville trial began March 13th, the same day NO MORE was launched. OAESV & NSVRC were there.

Click for OAESV AND NSVRC DAILY RESPONSES TO STEUBENVILLE DURING THE TRIAL

Click for STEUBENVILLE RESOURCES

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About Sexual Violence

Click for the State of Rape Crisis Services in Ohio

Sexual Violence is a public health epidemic in the United States and in Ohio, impacting our family members, neighbors and friends.  The term “sexual violence” encompasses all abusive and coercive acts of violence in which sex/sexuality is used as a weapon to harm, humiliate, control, exploit, and/or intimidate.  It impacts women, men and children of all ages, and its pervasiveness knows no demographic boundaries.  Sexual violence is a traumatic crime that affects survivors physically, mentally, emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually.  It also impacts families, communities, and systems.  Ending sexual violence is not just our vision as a society.  It can be our reality.