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What is sexual violence?

  • Sexual violence is a sex act completed or attempted against a victim’s will or when a victim is unable to consent due to age, illness, disability, or the influence of alcohol or other drugs. It may involve actual or threatened physical force, use of guns or other weapons, coercion, intimidation, or pressure

  • Sexual violence also includes intentional touching of the genitals, anus, groin, or breast against a victim’s will or when a victim is unable to consent; and voyeurism, exposure to exhibitionism, or undesired exposure to pornography. The perpetrator of sexual violence may be a stranger, friend, family member, or intimate partner.

(From CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)

Crisis Centers

What is a rape crisis center? 

  • A Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is a community-based organization that supports survivors of sexual violence. They provide victim advocacy, support for families, and crisis hotlines. 

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Sexual Violence Statistics

Who is affected by sexual assault?

  • Sexual assault is a crime affecting women, children, men and non-binary individuals in all counties in Arkansas. Sexual violence affects individuals regardless of their race, culture, age, orientation, or socio-economic status.

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More Information

Where can I find more information?

  • Here on our website you can find brochures with information for survivors of sexual assault and articles on other related topics.

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Important Links

Where can I find information on other coalitions and programs?

  • Here on our website you can find links to other coalitions across the country and programs working towards ending sexual violence.

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TeleSANE Program

What is the TeleSANE Program? 

  • Through the use of innovative video conferencing technology, UAMS IDHI Sexual Assault Assessment program or TeleSANE, will provide clinicians with on-going, real-time access to the knowledge and support they need to provide to care for those patients who have experienced a sexual assault.

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