The way we respond to a survivor matters—our response can influence the survivor’s decision to seek out further help and can affect their healing process.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) has provided tips and information on how to support those impacted by sexual assault.


Sexual assault is unwanted, non-consensual sexual contact ranging from unwanted sexual touching to unwanted penetration. When someone is sexually…

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