What to do After Sexual Assault

It can be very difficult to know what to do or what your options are after you have been sexually assaulted.  It is important to remember a sexual assault is never your fault and help is always available.

Find a Rape Crisis Center

Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers provide the confidential services like crisis intervention, counseling, victim accompaniment to hospitals, police interviews & court.  Services are provided to adult and child victims as well as their families, partners, and loved ones

Know Your Rights & Get Legal Help

Survivors have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity during the criminal justice process.  The Sexual Assault Legal Institute helps protect those rights by providing comprehensive legal services, including issue...

Getting Medical Attention

After a sexual assault you may need medical attention for injuries.  Seeking treatment at one of the several hospitals throughout Maryland that have a SAFE program will give you access to a free medical forensic exam by personnel specially trained to treat survivors of sexual assault.

Other Links and Resources

Help and information is always available.  Click here for safety planning and self-care tips.  There are also resources underserved populations and Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) and victim compensation.

How Can I Help a Friend Who Has Been Assaulted?

Would you like to know how you can help a friend or loved one who has been sexually assaulted?