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In a survey of college campuses in the U.S., 84% of sexual assault victims knew their attacker and 57% of the rapes happened on dates.

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Resources


The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center can provide you with the most up-to-date resources to keep you informed about what is happening in our community. Below are the current Statistics, Information and Links.

Statistics by year 1995 to 2009

Resources for Parents and Teachers:

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Links

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Local

211 of Monterey County
Designed to assist residents of Monterey County to easily connect to a wide variety of health and human services.

YWCA of Monterey County
Addresses complex issues facing families in domestic crisis and transition.

Monterey Victim Witness Assistance
Information regarding Victim Witness Assistance for victims of crime in Monterey County.

Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services
Government agency providing programs address family and children services, benefits, one stop career center and aging and adult services.

Planned Parent Mar Monte
Provide women health services to residents of Monterey County

State

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
CALCASA is a California statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs.

My Strength or Mi Fuerza
Direct link to the California Department of Health Services and the California Coalition against Sexual Assault My Strength Campaign.

Megan's Law
State law that provides access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders.

Bright Side
California suicide hotline offers support and resources for depression and where to find help in your town.

LideresCampesinas
State organization that provides advocacy, peer training and leadership development as well as a mixture of traditional and innovative education and outreach to the female farm working community.

National

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Link directly to the nearest local crisis center in your area.

Choose Respect
An initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Information on youth violence prevention, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal agencies.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Website offers information and resources about sexual violence

Teen Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Website designed especially for teens that offers information and resources about sexual violence.

TeenCVS
Teen website devoted to promoting awareness about sexual violence.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Department of Justice compilation of criminal statistics.

National Organization for Women
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States working to bring about equality for all women.

National Coalition against Domestic Violence
An organization working for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children helps prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, find missing children and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

International Victimology
Resource center for information regarding the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, adopted by the General Assembly in 1985.

Human Rights Campaign
America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Human Rights Watch
International organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Faith Trust Institute
Faith Trust Institute is an international, multi-faith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence providing communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

Future without Violence
Future without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.