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NSVRC and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers are pleased to honor David Fowers with the 2019 Gail-Burns Smith Award.

Recipients include organizer Mariame Kaba, Colorado Senator Faith Winter, Cosby prosecutor Kristen Gibbons Feden, and Star Tribune Reporters

Supporters are Encouraged to Wear Teal on the Day of Action on April 2nd

Harrisburg, PA – It is vital that we hold those who commit sexual harassment, abuse, and assault accountable, regardless of their power, fame, or wealth. After the extensive documentation of abuses inflicted on Black girls and women by R. Kelly, NSVRC is pleased to learn that he is facing criminal charges for some of this conduct.

This case is a reminder that we must listen to and believe the accounts of Black women and girls, who experience sexual violence at higher rates than other groups of women but are often disbelieved and face systemic barriers rooted in oppression.

This sentence acknowledges the experiences of the dozens of women abused by Cosby and sends a clear message that sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse cannot and will not be tolerated even years after the event.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is pleased to announce the release of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit, an online toolkit to address the needs of sexual assault survivors through a continued partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

Harrisburg, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are pleased to honor Joann Schladale with the 2018 Gail-Burns Smith Award. Schladale, a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in sexual health, trauma, violence prevention and sexual behavior problems, will receive the award during the 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference held in Anaheim, CA on August 29-31.

The Cosby verdict is a long-awaited and symbolic victory for many survivors of sexual violence.  It brings hope that justice can be served when victims are finally ready to enter the court system, that it is possible for the truth to be heard, even if it is years after the assault. 

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today 35 recipients of its 2018 Visionary Voice Awards.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center announced that Yolanda Edrington will be the new Chief Operating Officer serving as the leading nonprofit’s Director.