State and National Resources

The following resources are provided to supplement those listed within the Sauk Valley Community College Sexual Misconduct Policy.




  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence - ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic - http://www.atask.org/site/
  • Battered Women’s Justice Project - BWJP offers training, technical assistance and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic - http://www.bwjp.org/
  • Break the Cycle - Break the Cycle provides tools and resources to prevent and end dating - http://www.breakthecycle.org/
  • Casa de Esperanza - Casa de Esperanza’s mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic Casa de Esperanza offers a 24-hr bilingual domestic violence helpline at (651) 772-1611. - http://www.casadeesperanza.org/
  • ChildHelp - ChildHelp runs the National Child Abuse Helpline and they can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-422- 4453. They talk to people of all ages who have experienced parental - http://www.childhelp.org/
  • FaithTrust Institute - FaithTrust is a national, multi-faith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. They provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to - http://www.cpsdv.org/
  • Futures Without Violence - Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the - http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/
  • Health Cares About IPV - This site created by Futures Without Violence is an online toolkit with resources for resources for all health providers (not just physicians), as well as - http://www.healthcaresaboutipv.org/
  • HopeLine from Verizon Wireless - HopeLine is a collection of no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories turned into support for domestic violence organizations - http://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/domestic-violence-prevention
  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 863-6338, Office: (217) 789-2830
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799-7233, ilcadv.org
  • Institute for Law and Justice - ILJ is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation and training in criminal - http://www.ilj.org/
  • Jane Doe Inc. - Offering unparalleled leadership in Massachusetts, JDI is changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make communities - http://www.janedoe.org/
  • Joyful Heart Foundation - JHF was founded by Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay with the intention of helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their - http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/
  • Legal Momentum - Legal Momentum advances and protects the rights of women and girls though education, litigation and public policy. Started in 1970, they are the oldest organization of their - http://www.legalmomentum.org/
  • Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women - The LRC works specifically to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such - http://www.lrcvaw.org/
  • Legal Services Corporation - Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income - http://www.lsc.gov/
  • Loveisrespect - A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle, loveisrespect is the ultimate resource fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships and educating about teen dating violence. - http://www.loveisrespect.org/
  • Men Can Stop Rape - Creating cultures free from violence; men preventing sexism and sexual assault. Resources and trainings, Healthy Masculinity Resource Project. - https://mcsr.org/home
  • MINCAVA - Considered a leader in innovative violence-related education, research and Internet publishing and now coordinates four nationally and internationally renowned - https://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/centers/mincava/
  • National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women - NCDBW works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison - http://www.ncdbw.org/
  • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence - NCDSV helps people who work with victims and perpetrators: law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals, advocates and service providers, counselors, and social They also work with local, state and federal agencies, educators, media, policymakers and more. - http://www.ncdsv.org/
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime - They advocate for victims’ rights, train professionals who work with victims, and serve as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. They are the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their - http://www.victimsofcrime.org/
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild - NIPNLG provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of - https://nipnlg.org/Rvictims.html
  • National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women - http://www.vawnet.org/special-collections/TDV.php
  • National Runaway Safeline - The mission of NRS is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the - http://www.1800runaway.org/
  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has worked since 1978 to make every home a safe home. NCADV works to raise awareness about domestic violence; to educate and create programming and technical assistance; to assist the public in addressing the issue; and to support those impacted by domestic - http://www.ncadv.org/
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). They provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). - http://www.thehotline.org/
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence - NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, they give support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships. - http://www.nnedv.org/
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence - NRCDV engages, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities and individuals to build their capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues. - http://www.nrcdv.org/
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center - NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. - http://nsvrc.org/
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - If you’re having thoughts of suicide or know someone who is, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 by phone at 1-800-273-8255 and by chat. - http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
  • NO MORE - NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE is supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues. - http://nomore.org/
  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center - Sponsored by the CDC, NVAWPRC does research to help increase the understanding of violence against - http://www.musc.edu/vawprevention/
  • Peace Over Violence - Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in LA and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal - http://peaceoverviolence.org/
  • Polaris Project - The Polaris Project is the leader in the global movement to eradicate modern slavery. They run the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. - http://www.polarisproject.org/
  • Prevent Connect - Prevent Connect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the CDC. Their goal is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. - http://www.preventconnect.org/
  • Sojourner Center - As one of the nation’s largest domestic violence shelters since 1977, the Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims and -  http://www.sojournercenter.org
  • Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards - The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, over $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to over 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles, including domestic - http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD can assist in locating housing for low-income tenants, including senior citizens and people with disabilities. - http://www.hud.gov/apps/section8/index.cfm
  • US Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women | Domestic Violence State Coalitions - A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, they provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. - https://www.justice.gov/ovw or https://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence
  • VAWnet - The goal of VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs. - http://www.vawnet.org/
  • Victim’s Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA) - https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Pages/vessa.aspx
  • WomensLaw - A project of NNEDV, WomensLaw was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. They also provide referrals, detailed protective/restraining order information, and more, state by state. - http://www.womenslaw.org/
  • YWCA - The YWCA is one of oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families. They can assist the homeless in finding safe places to sleep and some facilities provide domestic violence, job training and financial literary services. - http://www.ywca.org/


  • Loveisrespect - A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle, loveisrespect is the ultimate resource for advice and info on healthy Its mission is to empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. Peer advocates can be reached 24/7 via phone, online chat, or text (“loveis” to 22522). - http://www.loveisrespect.org/
  • That’s Not Cool - “Where do you draw your digital line?” Teens can learn about dating abuse and online safety through videos, games, and downloads they can share with -https://thatsnotcool.com/
  • Boys Town - Boys Town works to reunite children with their families when possible or give them the skills and foundation needed to build a life on their own. They strive to help every child, “from those who may simply be struggling or in doubt to those who are in need of the most severe behavioral ” - http://www.boystown.org/
  • National Runaway Safeline - If you’re thinking about leaving home, or you have and are seeking information and help, the Safeline is one of the top resources for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families. - http://www.1800runaway.org/
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - http://www.loveisrespect.org/
  • Trevor Project - Trevor Project is the national crisis lifeline for LGBTQ teens and adults. They have suicide prevention services for youth in digital spaces, counseling via IM, and a large online social network for LGBTQ - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  • 1 is 2 many - Launched by Vice President Joe Biden, this initiative uses technology and outreach to spread knowledge about dating violence and sexual assault among teens and young - https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/1is2many
  • Northwest Network - NW Network was founded by and for LGBTQ survivors and is focused on safety, support and - http://nwnetwork.org/
  • A Thin Line - A Thin Line is an MTV campaign created to empower teens to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital - http://www.athinline.org/
  • Break the Silence - Stop the Violence: In “Break the Silence: Stop the Violence,” parents talk with teens about developing healthy, respectful relationships before they start -  https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/pp/2012/20120619-partner-violence.html
  • Dating Matters - Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention: This 60-minute, interactive training is designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating - http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/datingmatters/index.html


  • The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs - AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people each year from all five boroughs of New York City through direct client services and community organizing and public advocacy. - http://www.avp.org/
  • GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project - The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the http://gmdvp.org/gmdvp/
  • GLBT National Help Center - The GLBT National Help Center runs the GLBT National Hotline (1-888-843- 4564) and the GLBT National Youth Talkline for youth up to age 25 (1-800-246-7743). - http://www.glbthotline.org/
  • Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse - Northwest Network works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in communities and across the - http://www.nwnetwork.org/
  • CUAV (Community United Against Violence) - CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities to transform violence and - http://www.cuav.org/resources/
  • The Network la Red - The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous and queer - http://tnlr.org/en/
  • The Trans Lifeline - The Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. In the US call 877- 565-8860. In Canada call 877-330-6366. - http://www.translifeline.org/
  • Trevor Project - The Trevor Project is the national crisis lifeline for LGBTQ teens and adults. They have suicide prevention services for youth in digital spaces, counseling via IM, and a large online social network for LGBTQ - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/


  • Stalking Resource Center - The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. This website provides information and resources for victims of stalking, including a stalking incident and behavior -http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center
VictimLaw - VictimLaw is a searchable database of victims' rights legal provisions including federal, state, and territorial statutes, tribal laws, state constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and summaries of related court decisions and attorney general opinions. - https://www.victimlaw.org/