The PRC is unable to provide advocacy services, investigate reports of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, or provide legal advice or representation.
The resources below can assist you or your loved one to find help after an incident of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. In addition to these resources, most communities have a local rape crisis center that can help support survivors of sexual violence. To find your local center, please visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Just Detention International (JDI) is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. If you or someone you know has been sexually abused in confinement, JDI can send out their Survivor Packet, which includes Hope for Healing, a self-help guide for survivors as they rebuild their lives after an assault. Learn how to request a packet.
JDI also provides a unique state-by-state directory of support services for survivors who are still incarcerated, those who have been released, and loved ones on the outside who are searching for ways to help.
JDI responds to every survivor who writes to them, but they do not provide legal representation or counseling services. People in detention may write to JDI via confidential “legal mail” at the following address:
Cynthia Totten, Esq.
CA Attorney Reg. #199266
3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
27/7 Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
In addition to the 24/7 hotline, RAINN also provides the opportunity to chat online with a trained staff member who can provide confidential crisis support. Access the online chat.
Hotline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
Victim Connect provides confidential referrals for crime victims.
24/7 Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project provides a 24/7 hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk. In addition to the hotline, the Trevor Project provides TrevorChat, a free, confidential, and secure instant messaging service.
2261 Market Street, PMB #296 San Francisco, CA 94114
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 843-4564
Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 2-10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. PST
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides peer-counseling by telephone and email, as well as information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. The hotline also maintains the largest resource database of its kind in the United States, with over 15,000 listings. All services are free and confidential.
The Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Office: (202) 274-4385
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. MST
The Project on Addressing Prison Rape is a grant-funded program at American University's Washington College of Law. The Project has contacts with advocacy groups and correctional agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, and will work to resolve survivors’ issues at the facility level whenever possible. The Project can also provide assistance to survivors’ family and friends.