National Sexual Assault Hotline: National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here. Hotline: 800.656.HOPE
National Child Abuse Hotline: Provides local referrals for services. A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages. Hotline: 800.4.A.CHILD (422.2253)
Support, Educate, Advocate
These national organizations can provide you information about support for survivors, prevention programs and local Children’s Advocacy Centers:
- American Society for the Positive Care of Children: Provides education and advocacy on behalf of children.
- Childhelp: Provides programs to support, educate and advocate.
- Cyber Tipline: This Tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking. Hotline: 800.THE.LOST (843.5678)
- Darkness to Light: Provides crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center. Helpline: 866.FOR.LIGHT (367.5444)
- Elizabeth Smart Foundation: Working to prevent and stop predatory crimes.
- Erin’s Law: Advocating for legislation that requires that all public schools in each state to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program.
- GirlThrive: GirlThrive Inc. honors teen girls and young women who have survived incest and all sex abuse through thriverships, opportunity and education.
- Joyful Heart Foundation: Working to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever through healing, education and advocacy.
- Justice for Children: Provides a full range of advocacy services for abused and neglected children.
- National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Addressing issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect by educating and providing information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery.
- National Children’s Advocacy Centers: NCAC Training Center trains thousands of people each year, from the United States and around the world on how to recognize and support maltreated children.
- National Children’s Alliance: The national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs. A CAC is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center: This site offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.
- National Organization for Victim Assistance: The oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause.
- Prevent Child Abuse America: Promotes services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and develop programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) and other programs.
- Stop It Now: Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773.8368)
- Statue of Limitations Reform: Learn more about the progress of SOL Reform in your state.
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous: Provides information on how to find incest survivor support groups in your area and empowers individuals to become survivors and thrivers.
- U.S. Department of Justice: National Sex Offender Public Website: NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.
- Victim Rights Law Center: Provides legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives, and promotes a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.