It is well known that college campuses are rampant with sexual violence. What may not be as widely known, however, is the fact that many victims of such assaults do not report them for a variety of reasons. One reason may be that they feel like they won't be believed or that somehow it was their fault. This is wrong and must change.
Too many victims suffer in silence when they should have support. To help aid those in need, the Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. team has put together a few resources to help survivors with their path to recovery.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted while in college. This statistic is alarming, but there are many resources available for sexual violence survivors on college campuses. For example, most colleges have a Title IX coordinator who is responsible for handling sexual misconduct complaints. In addition, many colleges have licensed counselors who can provide confidential support and counseling services.
One such organization that can also be a resource is RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. RAINN provides a comprehensive list of crisis centers that offer support and counseling for sexual violence survivors, as well as a 24/7 national helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
College should be a time of growth and discovery, not fear and trauma. With the proper resources in place, sexual violence survivors can thrive in college and beyond.
The legal team at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is committed to helping sexual violence survivors seek justice. Our firm has represented numerous survivors, and we deeply understand the unique challenges these cases can pose. We believe every survivor deserves access to high-quality legal assistance, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective representation. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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