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How Do I Get a Copy of My Police Report?

After a sexual assault, you have multiple options to seek help. You can contact a local sexual assault resource center to speak to a counselor or trained advocate. You can go to the hospital and receive a forensic medical exam and treatment for any immediate injuries. You can also contact law enforcement
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What Is Considered Evidence in a Sexual Assault Case?

In the United States, seeking a conviction for a sexual assault can be a difficult process. To successfully establish the perpetrator’s guilt, the prosecution will need to meet the burden of proof, or the legal duty to prove an alleged crime. There are several pieces of evidence that survivors can use to
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How Is the Privacy of Sexual Assault Victims Protected?

For sexual assault survivors, maintaining confidentiality is very important. Many survivors avoid seeking help out of embarrassment, shame, or fear of retaliation—and protecting victims’ privacy can make it easier for these survivors to seek help. Most sexual assault advocacy organizations and crisis centers have stringent policies in place to protect the privacy
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Woman Flees Out of Window to Escape Lyft Driver

An article written by Ethan Baron of the Bay Area News Group reports that a Vallejo woman claims she was forced to flee out of the widow of her Lyft driver’s vehicle after he pulled into a dark lane, stopped the car, and locked the doors. Gsa Gsa Ward has filed a lawsuit
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5 Ways to Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. Each year, survivors, activists, organizations, and allies participate in events designed to raise awareness of and prevent sexual violence. Although Sexual Assault Awareness Month may look different in 2021, there are multiple ways that you can show your
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Alcohol Safety Tips for Women

Going out for a drink is a fun and popular social activity for many people. However, alcohol can severely impair a person’s judgement, motor skills, and other important functions—which can raise the risk of falling victim to a violent crime. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), between
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