THE VICTIMS OF RAPE HAVE MANY FACES
Recent studies show that rape is still all too prevalent.
Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes. By the age of 18, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be victimized. In fact, you are most likely to be raped by someone you know: a friend, an acquaintance, a relative or even the neighbor next door. Find out more about what the Alabama Coalition Against Rape is doing to stop sexual violence and help the survivors of this horrendous crime.
Specifically, ACAR works:
- To improve treatment of and services to sexual assault victims
- To increase the reporting of sexual assaults
- To increase public awareness of sexual assault
- To improve investigation and prosecution of sexual assault
ACAR endeavors to continually improve the treatment of sexual violence survivors and to ultimately end sexual violence. Additional information
Training for allied professionals through workshops and conferences.
Education of the public about sexual assault through prevention programs, website, quarterly newsletter and other materials
Advocacy for sexual assault survivors with statewide agencies and in the formation of public policy
Support for sexual assault program staff through training, technical assistance, and our resource library of books, videos and training materials
Networking with other statewide agencies that address issues of violence against women
Providing information, technical assistance, and resources to anyone seeking to learn more about the prevalence and prevention of sexual violence.