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Sexual Assault is a term to describe any sexual act without consent.  Missouri Law divides these acts up into separate offenses, ranging from Forcible Rape to 3rd Degree Sexual Misconduct. 

Sexual Assault does not happen due to uncontrollable lust, or simple miscommunication, though these acts are often written off as such.  Sexual Assaults are acts of aggression for which there is no excuse.  No matter how a person is dressed, or behaves, no one asks or deserves to be assaulted.

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 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 rapists are brought to justice.

Not Alone
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault.

SLEVAWN
The mission of the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) is to end domestic and sexual violence.  SLEVAWN is a network of individuals, agencies and organizations who serve in the interest of victims of domestic and sexual violence and whose priorities are:
– providing networking opportunities for all professionals and community organizations working with women and families.
– promoting awareness of public, private and community organizations as well as resources in the area of violence against women.
– providing education focusing on the prevention, advocacy and treatment of women who experience violence in their lives.

It’s On Us
Public awareness and education campaign to engage all members of campus communities in preventing sexual assault.

Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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.

National Network to End Domestic Violence
NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. As a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. Then NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level.

St. Louis Domestic and Family Violence Council
The St. Louis County Domestic and Family Violence Council is tasked with building a collaborative community  process to increase the awareness and understanding of domestic and family violence and its consequences and to  reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence. The Council is comprised of community-based organizations, law  enforcement, court representatives, education, and public and private organizations.

PreventConnect
PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.

National Center for Campus Public Safety
The National Center for Campus Public Safety's (NCCPS or the National Center) mission is to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.

The Stalking Resource Center
In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC).

VAWnet
Our resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression.