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On September 5, 2009 Gail Burns-Smith passed away unexpectedly at her home. She was a founding board member of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and a tireless advocate for sexual assault survivors and those working to end sexual violence. For more information about her life and accomplishments click here.


CONTACT:   Karen Baker, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
                      (877)739-3895 x101

                      Lauren Sogor, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
                      (877)739-3895 x118

NSVRC Honors 12 Individuals with Award for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Order your copy now while supplies last.Directory of Sexual Assault Centers in the United States (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2008)This directory provides a listing of over 1400 sexual assault crisis centers in the United States and its territories as well as contact information of state, territorial and tribal coalitions. The principle goal of this directory is to provide information that can help victim service professionals make referrals and network with each other. Please contact for more information. 

A new study from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that the violent crime rate in the United States was largely unchanged from 2005 to 2007, but that there was a 25 percent increase in rape and sexual assault over those two years. However, because the methodology for the survey changed in 2006, and because the overall number of rapes and sexual assaults is low compared to other crimes such as burglary, theft and assault, statisticians at the Bureau caution that the increase is not statistically significant.


CONTACT: Susan Lewis 877- 739-3895 ext 102 or Monika Johnson-Hostler 888-732-2272 ext 17


National Sexual Violence Resource Center and North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault

(Enola, PA) On Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 2PM the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) will hold a press conference to introduce their new joint publication, Sexual Violence in Disasters: A Planning Guide for Prevention and Response. The event will take place at the Cabildo Museum in New Orleans, LA.

National Relief Fund Presents Money to Iowa Rape Crisis Centers

At 2 PM on Wednesday July 30, 2008, Karen Baker, Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), will present checks to three Iowa centers impacted by recent flooding. The presentation will take place in Cedar Rapids at the Waypoint program, 318 5th Street SE.

Contact: Jessica Shomper, Communications Specialist
1-877-739-3895 x119
Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center hosts “Bandana Project” reception

Enola, PA (April 11, 2007) During April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), anti-sexual violence advocates and organizations focus their efforts on raising awareness nationwide. They hold special events and campaigns to draw attention to sexual violence as a major public health issue.

The NSVRC’s 2007 campaign theme for SAAM is Prevent Sexual Violence… in our communities. Over 125 events are registered on the national calendar including 37 screenings of the documentary No! Confronting Sexual Assault in our Communities.


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