By Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson, Co-Chairs, Policy Committee, National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center library is overflowing with great materials, with more than 38,000 unique titles and growing every day. NSVRC staff members share four of the collection’s resources you might want to grab for your own library. Looking for research materials? Search the database at www.nsvrclibrary.org. 

By Maria Jirau-Torres, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

By Charlotte Poth, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education

In June of 2014, Connecticut took a major step in the direction of preventing sexual violence upon passing Public Act 14-196. This statute mandates that all regional and local school districts in the state must implement K-12 sexual assault and abuse prevention and awareness programs in their schools.

By Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

By Michele Hamilton, National Organization for Women

Imagine being a 15-year-old girl. Some boys in your class are harassing you. You feel unsafe and skip classes. Truancy is a statutory offense, and Child Protective Services may become involved. Under Title IX, you should have access to services and tools to keep you safe, but you do not know this. Instead, you may be suspended, expelled, or pushed into the juvenile detention system. 

For every edition, we reach out to you, our partners and community members, to learn more about your work in the movement.

We asked:

How did you get started working to end sexual violence?

Audrie & Daisy poster shows a silhouette of a young woman sitting on the ground surrounded by silhouettes of people holding cell phones.The documentary Audrie & Daisy, co-directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, tells the parallel stories of two teenage girls who have never met. Both Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman were sexually assaulted while in high school, and images of their assaults were circulated online.

Staff from NSVRC, CALCASA, and NAESV attend the Raliance launch celebration

By Julie Patrick, Raliance (NSVRC)

By Karen Baker, NSVRC Director

As featured on the cover, in this issue of The Resource, we are sharing more about the launch of Raliance and the mission to end sexual violence. We believe now, more than ever, is the time for boldness and innovation – that’s why, with our partners at PreventConnect-CALCASA and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, we are collaborating to change the culture.

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