Cortesía de National Sexual Violence Resource Center | En Español

"La violencia sexual se produce en todas las comunidades y afecta a personas de todos los sexos y todas las edades. El impacto de la violencia sexual afecta a personas, familias, comunidades y a la sociedad en general..."

En Español

El abuso sexual de niños se produce cuando un niño es explotado sexualmente por otra persona. Puede adoptar muchas formas: exposición de los genitales, llamadas telefónicas obscenas, solicitud obscena por Internet, voyerismo, uso de pornografía, manoseo y, coito oral, vaginal o anal.

The decision to report a sexual assault belongs to the victim. No one should force or coerce the victim into reporting an assault to the police. It is also important to note that some survivors – particularly those from marginalized communities – may mistrust system intervention, including law enforcement...

After a sexual assault, survivors face a number of choices including whether to have a physical exam to address health concerns, whether to have a forensic exam for the collection of evidence, and whether to report the crime to law enforcement...

This fact sheet lists Wisconsin’s child pornography laws. The Wisconsin Legislature has made recent changes that reflect the prevalence of new technology and the challenges it poses for preventing child pornography...

Child sexual abuse occurs when a child is exploited sexually by another person. It may take many forms: exposure of the genitals, obscene phone calls, obscene internet solicitation, voyeurism, use of pornography, fondling, and oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse...

This fact sheet lists several sexual assault crimes against children. This list is not exhaustive and other sex offenses and crimes involving children can be found in WCASA’s Information Sheet: “Wisconsin Crimes Against Children” and Wis. Stat. ch. 948...

More and more victims are turning to the civil courts in pursuit of justice after a sexual assault. Civil cases have several advantages over criminal cases. Civil actions can be brought against perpetrators for assault, battery, invasion of privacy, sexual exploitation by a therapist, sexual exploitation by a member of the clergy, negligent supervision...

Civil litigation is quickly developing as a source of financial compensation for survivors of sexual assault, either in addition to or in the absence of restitution and/or crime victim compensation. Civil litigation can compensate the victim for financial losses...

En Español

Esta hoja se refiere a los actos criminales cometidos en contra de menores distintos al asalto sexual de primer o segundo grado a un menor. Los estatutos de Wisconsin que se enumeran a continuación reflejan el creciente uso de nuevas tecnologías en los crímenes contra menores y criminalizan específicamente varios comportamientos...

This resource refers to criminal acts against children other than first and second degree sexual assault of a child. The Wisconsin statutes listed below reflect the increasing use of new technologies in crimes against children and specifically criminalize various acts related to the creation, sharing, and distribution of certain materials and information...

En Español

1) Estatutos de Wisconsin, sección 940.225(1) ASALTO SEXUAL EN PRIMER GRADO. Toda persona que realice alguno de los hechos que se describen a continuación comete un delito grave de Clase B...

Courtesy of Women of Color Network

"Domestic Violence (DV) occurs among all races/ethnicities and socio-economic classes. DV is a pattern of many behaviors directed at achieving and maintaining power and control over an intimate partner, such as physical violence, psychological aggression, stalking, and coercion..."

Sexual violence is any act that breaks a person’s trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature. Victims/survivors of sexual assaults are forced, coerced, and/or manipulated to participate in sexual activity. Victims/survivors do not cause their assaults and are not to blame. Perpetrators are responsible for the assaults...

En Español

La ley de prescripción de plazos (SOL Statutes of Limitation por sus siglas en inglés.) especifica el tiempo dentro del cual debe comenzar o perderse un proceso penal o una acción civil. Las prescripciones de plazo difieren para las acciones civiles y penales...

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Esta hoja informativa proporciona un listado de varios delitos de asalto sexual infantil. Esta no es una lista exclusiva, se puede ver una lista de otros crímenes y delitos sexuales que involucran a niños en la Hoja Informativa de WCASA “Crímenes contra menores en Wisconsin” y el capítulo 948 de los Estatutos de Wisconsin...

Wisconsin law requires individuals who work in certain professions to report elder and adult-at-risk abuse and neglect. Wis. Stats. 46.90, 55.043. While the intent is similar to mandatory child abuse reporting, the requirements and procedures vary greatly from those set for reporting of child abuse and neglect in several ways...

En Español

Las demandas civiles han tenido un rápido crecimiento como fuente de compensación financiera para los sobrevivientes de agresión sexual, ya sea sumada a la indemnización y/o a la compensación para víctimas del crimen; o en ausencia de éstas....

This information sheet provides a general overview of sex offender registration. For more information, please contact the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault or the Wisconsin Department of Corrections...

Sexual violence refers to an actual or attempted act that is sexual in nature where consent is not obtained or freely given. It is a forced, coerced, or manipulated act that is sexual in nature, breaks a person’s trust and safety, and is primarily motivated out of a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating, or humiliating the victim...

Victims/survivors may incur medical costs as a result of sexual assault. Whether or not a victim decides to report the assault and pursue charges against the perpetrator, a hospital examination is very important. A sexual assault forensic exam not only collects evidence...

Education has been an important component of the antisexual violence movement since its beginning. Early efforts focused on raising awareness about the prevalence and impact of sexual violence. More recently, primary prevention has emerged as an important public health issue...

940.225(1) FIRST DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT. Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class B felony: (a) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without consent of that person and causes pregnancy or great bodily harm to that person...

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"Three Categories of Sexual Violences: Rape including completed or attempted penetration when the perpetrator uses physical force or when the victim was drunk, high, drugged, or passed out and unable to consent. Sexual coercion including when the perpetrator has sexual contact with the victim by telling lies, threatening to end the relationship..."

STALKING. A person stalks a victim when they engage in a “course of conduct” that causes the victim to experience serious emotional distress or to fear bodily injury or death of her/himself, to a family member, or to a member of his/her household...

Statutes of limitation (SOLs) specify the time within which a criminal prosecution or a civil action must commence or be lost. SOLs for criminal and civil actions differ...

Voyeurism is generally defined as the act of observing others without their knowledge and infringing upon their personal privacy. More commonly, it refers to a sexual interest in spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors and activities that are considered to be private...

Courtesy of Women of Color Network

“Identities and Sexualities Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities (LGBTQ) are diverse and multifaceted, and are varied within their experiences and risks for violence. Some identities are at greater risk for certain types of violence than others…”

Part 1 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Series 2016, this webinar was presented by Katie Abbott and Mark Silva of Diverse & Resilient. Implementing curricula and programs has been a key focus in prevention work – but how do we do it inclusively for LGBTQ people? Diverse & Resilient program coordinators, Katie Abbott and Mark Silva, discuss how curricula can...

Part 3 of 3 of the 2018 PREA Webinar Series...What is implicit bias, and why is it of particular importance when serving incarcerated people? Judgement Under the Radar begins with this discussion, including an explanation of the criminal justice system, traumas that may be experienced as a part of that system, and strategies to reduce bias when serving...

SurvJustice Founder Laura Dunn, Esq. briefly gives a background on her survivor story and national advocacy work on campus sexual violence before launching into a summary of the national movement for campus safety that has been increasing from 2010 to the present. The webinar provides a basic understanding of applicable laws and rights for survivors...

Presented by Jessica Van Iperen of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA). Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) want to make impactful institutional and system changes. A way to make lasting institutional changes can be through case file review. A process of reviewing case files...

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, End Abuse welcomes Juanita Davis and Lisa Furr from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) as they lead participants through a discussion on practical strategies and tips for working collaboratively to enhance supports and services to older survivors. Particular emphasis...

This webinar provides an overview of the NSVRC’s online Evaluation Toolkit and explores tools for culturally responsive evaluation and overall evaluation capacity building. Additionally, the webinar discusses how to do evaluation with limited resources and how the Toolkit can support evaluation at all levels...

The webinar discusses the importance of providing survivors with medically accurate information about emergency contraception to help prevent pregnancy as a result of the assault. It discusses the CCRV law, including the role of the advocate in ensuring survivors medical needs are being met...

Sexism, racism, ableism, and homophobia make people of color, those with disabilities, and trans individuals particularly susceptible to sexual violence. Experiences with institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism may make it difficult for college students, faculty, or staff members from these marginalized populations to trust the...

This webinar presents forensic DNA crime lab application of the sexual assault kit with the purpose of also educating the advocate and survivor on the scientific basics of forensic DNA.

This webinar explains how Federal laws may apply to employment situations involving these victims including hire/fire, sexual harassment, accommodations for disability (e.g., time off for treatment), medical confidentiality, and prohibited retaliation. Information will also be provided on how to file an employment discrimination charge with the EEOC.

In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this webinar discusses harnessing the power of the #MeToo movement to raise awareness and encourage action! Local programs across the state share their events, and Cara Courchesne of MECASA discusses the success of their #CanDo social media campaign.

Part 4 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Webinar Series, this webinar was presented by Amy Olejniczak and Erica Koepsel, Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. The PATCH (Providers and Teens Communicating for Health) Program takes an unique and innovate approach to improving public health outcomes by highlighting the voices of Teen Educators. These...

This webinar addresses protections for immigrant survivors in family and immigration court and in front of department of homeland security. This includes language access in the courtroom, orders and restrictions on traveling and passports, guardianships and powers of attorney for children with underdocumented parents, VAWA Self Petition, U Nonimmigrant...

Presented by DeShanda Williams & Kyna Campbell, Pathfinders and Dr. Heather Hlavka, Marquette University, this presentation addresses research and practice related to boys' experiences of neglect and abuse and how a trauma-informed approach helps us to understand the links between masculinity, vulnerability, and violence. The presenters will...

Part 3 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Webinar Series, this webinar was presented by Amanda Schumacher and Blythe Newburg of the Family Support Center. Can popular TV shows and movies catalyze community conversations about preventing sexual violence? This webinar will explore using media to mindfully enrich sexual violence prevention work.

This webinar focuses on this year’s social norm for prevention, the normalization of violence and power. The webinar is hosted by local researcher Dr. Heather R Hlavka, an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. Here she presents on her research related to the normalization of sexual violence and similar...

As the presence of technology increases in our personal and professional lives, preventionists benefit from learning to analyze both the risks and benefits of its use. When it comes to sexting, the focus is often on youth and the message is “just don’t do it.” In this webinar, participants will explore commonly proposed “prevention” messaging about...

Pam Malin and Nadya Rosen of Disability Rights Wisconsin join End Abuse and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault for this webinar. This presentation explains the unique ways in which people with disabilities are a vulnerable population, particularly susceptible to domestic abuse and sexual assault. It discusses the dynamics of violence against people...

During this webinar, participants will learn about suicide data in Wisconsin, warning signs, risk and protective factors; how to ask someone if they’re thinking about suicide, assess for risk, and take the appropriate steps to refer to resources; and about supportive resources for people with lived experience of thoughts, attempts, and loss. Participants will also...

Meg Foster, Prevention Program Coordinator of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force joins us for this webinar. Promoting sexual health is a key factor in preventing sexual violence. We jump-start our prevention efforts when we move beyond talking about what is wrong and come together to create a shared vision of healthy...

The Rape Crisis Center’s GameChangers Youth Advisory Board – a group of Dane County high school students dedicated to engaging in activism and fighting rape culture – will explain the of dynamics of the toxic system which forces adolescent survivors of sexual violence into the U.S. penal system. Beyond describing the logistics of this oppressive...

Olga Trujillo was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) at the age of 31 in response to crimes she experienced in adolescence. Over the past 26 years she has undergone an intense journey to understand what Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is, how she developed it, the impact on her life, and...

In 2015, the WI Department of Justice was awarded $4 million dollars, from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance and the District Attorney's Office of New York, to address the 6,000 un-submitted sexual assault kits in the state. Since that time, a massive statewide inventory of the un-submitted kits has been completed and kit testing has begun. This webinar...

NSVRC first released this toolkit in 2011 and released a revised edition in August 2018. The SART Toolkit is designed to support SARTs in all aspects of their work, containing practical tips, resources, and best practices to take your collaboration to the next level! This webinar explores the new toolkit, and talks about how you can best put it to use in your community...

A sexual assault can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a survivor’s life, often having a long-term impact. Re-engaging with survivors provides an opportunity to offer a genuine apology and to attempt to regain their trust in the criminal justice system. This webinar discusses resources available for local Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs)...

Part 2 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Series 2016, this webinar was presented by Marcellus Perry, Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties. This workshop will focus on non-traditional strategies to engage target populations when the most direct route is closed to you.

Poetry is often about taking big, abstract concepts and "translating" them into concrete images and stories. This process, as useful as it is for poets and other artists, is also deeply connected to activism and advocacy. Where more and more young people understand and can "talk the talk" with regards to rape culture and gender violence, that talk isn't always...