The project focuses on the unique resource, training and technical assistance needs of rural communities.

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Project Overview

The NSVRC developed this Rural Public Service Announcement (PSA) Campaign in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women. This campaign was designed by and for rural communities.

Use these tools in your community. They are designed to be used as stand-alone materials, as a full campaign or in conjunction with other campaigns.

We provide a variety of learning opportunities in multiple online formats.

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We want to learn from your rural experiences. This page highlights stories from rural

  • sexual assault advocates,
  • police officers,
  • medical personnel and
  • prosecutors.

Read Stories.


Many federal and state agencies require a rural community to meet specific rural criteria in order to receive certain kinds of support. The definitions used vary from agency to agency and can affect the resources dedicated to sexual violence response in a community. 

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