The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.
Definition of Sexual Violence
The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault defines sexual violence as: Any completed or attempted sexual act against a person’s will or against a person unable to give consent.
Sexual violence encompasses a continuum of acts, ranging from unwanted sexual comments or advances to completed rape. Anyone can experience sexual violence. While the majority of acts are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, anyone can perpetrate sexual violence--a stranger, a person in a position of power or trust, an acquaintance, a relative, a friend, or an intimate partner.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault’s vision is a city free from sexual violence.
The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy.
What We Do
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is supported by The New York State Department of Health, Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York Women's Foundation, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, State Senator Thomas Duane and the Frank and Ruth E. Caruso Foundation.