STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
End Rape on Campus - End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
Know Your IX - Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools so that all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment.
LGBTQ Student Guide - For prospective college students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), it is extremely important to find a college that will provide a supportive environment where they can thrive. BestColleges has put together a checklist of things to help you select the college that fits you best.
Students Active for Ending Rape – SAFER strengthens student-led movements to combat sexual and interpersonal violence in campus communities by empowering college students by providing them with the resources they need to build successful grassroots campaigns.
Crime Victims’ Compensation - Crime doesn't pay, but in Texas, criminals do. Texas courts collect court costs from convicted offenders for the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund. If you are a victim of violent crime, you may be eligible for benefits. The Texas Attorney General’s web site includes more information on this program, as well as instructions on how to apply for relief.
Governor’s Office Criminal Justice Division – CJD seeks to improve public safety and support victims of crime by filling system gaps and promoting innovative solutions to common challenges. In doing so, their mission is to support those who make Texas a safer place and those who help victims of crime to recover and feel safe again.
Law Resources for the LGBT Community - Unfortunately, members of the LGBT+ community are frequently subjected to discrimination, harassment, or general bullying by people who disagree with how they live their lives. This is not acceptable, and there are measures that can be taken with the help of the law to take a stand for LGBT rights and equality. Jim Adler & Associates has composed a list of legal resources to help you take that stand.
Legal Aid for Sexual Assault Survivors - The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center - The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. They hope for a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are treated with dignity and respect and have full autonomy over their own bodies and sexual expression.
National Women’s Law Center – The NWLC has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families by championing policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Their staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.
Office of the Texas Attorney General – The agency web site for the Office of the Texas Attorney General is an excellent resource for victims of crime.
LEGAL RESOURCES (CONT'D)
People Against Violent Crime - PAVC’s mission is to ensure that the rights of crime victims are upheld according to the Texas Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights and to coordinate with victim service providers, law enforcement agencies and criminal justice agencies to help make certain that adequate resources are available to all victims of crime.
SurvJustice – SurvJustice is a national not-for-profit organization that increases the prospect of justice for all survivors of sexual violence through effective legal assistance, policy advocacy, and institutional training.
Texas Advocacy Project – Texas Advocacy Project works to prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout Texas through free legal services, access to the justice system, and education. Its attorneys, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are committed to realizing the vision that all Texans live safely in hope, not fear.
1 in 6 - Researchers estimate that at least one out of every six men have been sexually abused. 1 in 6 offers a wide range of information and services to men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them.
Drugwatch - Drugwatch creates awareness about health concerns for the LGBTQ+ community.
Project Unbreakable - Project Unbreakable is a photography project aiming to give a voice to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) – RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Recovery – If you're looking to help yourself or someone you love struggling with a drinking problem or addiction to drug, Rehabs.com offers access to a comprehensive online catalog of exclusive luxury programs, as well as a wealth of other choices.
Surviving in Numbers – Surviving in Numbers provides a place for survivors to be able to share stories anonymously and without fear of judgment, stigma, or shame. Their web site featuress stories from survivors of many ages and backgrounds — not just survivors who’ve experienced violence on campus. Offline, Surviving in Numbers develops & implements prevention curriculum for high schoolers.
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is the statewide organization committed to ending sexual violence in Texas. A non-profit educational and advocacy organization based in Austin, TAASA member agencies comprise a statewide network of more than 80 crisis centers that serve rural as well as metropolitan areas.
Traffick 911 – Traffick911 is a team of passionate people driven to free youth from sex trafficking.
United Way – United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good with a special focus on education, income and health.
Verizon Hope Line – HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.