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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sexual Assault Awareness Teal Ribbon

Every April, victims, service providers, advocates, and allies from around the country join forces to raise awareness about sexual violence in our communities.

 Led by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, this annual campaign is an opportunity to:

  • underscore the scope of the problem
  • highlight best practices in victim services or new policy initiatives
  • encourage education efforts and other local action
Please spread the word this April: "It's time to talk about it!"


Building Your 2013 CampaignIt's Time to Talk about It

  • Theme: It's Time to Talk about It
  • Key Message: Healthy sexuality and preventing child sexual abuse
  • Colors: Teal (Pantone 321u; CMYK 100/0/31/24; #00838c; RGB: 0/131/140). Accents from the 2013 materials also include Blue (RGB 0/72/144) and Yellow (RGB 247/161/26).

2013 National Sexual Violence Resource Center Campaign Materials: Branded materials for this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including fact sheets, bulletins, social media updates, and more.

2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide: Resources and tips for conducting public awareness campaigns, hosting events, working with the media, and more. (Produced by the National Center for Victims of Crime, sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.)

White House Proclamation: Naming April 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Violence Statistics


Sexual Assault and Forensic DNA

About the Sexual Assault Kit Backlog

Victim and Provider Resources on Forensic DNA

Training on Sexual Assault and Forensic DNA, including:

  • New York City’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Project
  • Using DNA in Non-Stranger Sexual Assault Cases
  • Working with Victims in Cold Cases
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Victim Sensitive Evidence Collection


Victim Resources

Get Help Bulletins on:

  • trauma
  • victims' options
  • victims' rights, and others.

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