Building Capacity for Comprehensive Sexual Assault Services in the US Territories

This is a collaborative project with the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). This project supports capacity building in relation to sexual assault service delivery with 5 US territories: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To assess effectiveness of services to victims of sexual violence in each territory.
  • To increase service provider knowledge on sexual violence and comprehensive responses to victims
  • To help territories create individualized strategic approaches to responding to sexual violence in their communities.

NSVRC and SCESA provide training, technical assistance, and customized support to each territory.

Contact us for assistance through e-mail or call toll free 1-877-739-3895, local 717-909-0710.


"This project was supported by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-K021 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.”

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