Below you will find a rotating list of community announcements from our partners and colleagues in the field, ranging from local events and fundraisers to job and volunteer opportunities.


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Alliance Announcements

On May 6th, the U.S. Department of Education released its final rule mandating how
schools and higher education institutions address sexual violence under Title IX. If allowed to take effect, this rule will make schools more dangerous for all students and will make it easier for institutions to avoid responsibility for responding to sexual assault and harassment. In the midst of a global pandemic, the Department of Education has given schools just 100 days to adapt their policies, at a time when vulnerable populations are at greater risk and schools already need to adapt in order to meet this moment. Please click here to read the Alliance’s full statement on the adoption of this Title IX rule.


Legal Program Coordinator
The Part Time (20 hours/week) Legal Program Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to the Alliance Legal Services Program, which provides comprehensive, survivor-centered legal assistance, advocacy and on a wide range of legal issues to survivors citywide.


September 2020 NYS DOH and IAFN Approved Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Course (Intro Level)
This comprehensive, 40-hour SAFE certification course trains medical professionals to provide competent, compassionate care to sexual assault victims, while using the most advanced technology associated with DNA and other sexual assault forensic evidence collection and preservation. Upon completion of all course requirements, course participants will be able to use the Certificate of Completion in order to be certified as a SAFE with the NYS Department of Health.


Mock Trial: A Skills-Building Course for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners
This October 6th training session combines the expertise of the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, and an experienced SAFE. Using a combination of information and a presentation of fact pattern, participants will learn about the process of testifying in court. There will be an opportunity to practice skills during training.


November 2020 Skills Lab
Skills Lab intends to help clinicians practice as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners in New York State. In order to become a NYS certified SAFE Examiner, healthcare providers must complete the NYS Department of Health didactic course as well as a supervised preceptorship experience.


Announcing the Alliance Legal Services Program – Now Accepting Clients

We are thrilled to announce that the Alliance Legal Services Program (ALSP) is now accepting clients. ALSP works to address the critical legal needs of survivors of sexual assault by providing in-house legal consultations, representation, and referrals in issues that may arise in the aftermath of trauma. Find out more about our services and eligibility criteria here and please reach out to us with any questions at 212-229-0345 Ext. 326 or


Webinar Audio: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse

Listen to the audio of a training to recognize, respond and prevent childhood sexual abuse, and work with survivors. Presenter Ireen Ninonuevo, LCSW, specializes in the trauma treatment and prevention of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.


Advocate Training Announcement  —  New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
The Victim Intervention Program’s advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Volunteers must complete a 40 hour training program. Interested in learning more? View the full information by clicking the above link.


Become a Certified Volunteer Rape Crisis Counselor and Domestic Violence Advocate!  —  DOVE, New York Presbyterian Hospital
The DOVE Program is recruiting dedicated students and professionals to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as On–Call Volunteer Advocates. Volunteers must complete a 40-hour training in its entirety. If your share our commitment to social justice in healthcare, we look forward to hearing from you!

For Survivors and Allies

Sister Circle: For Female Survivors Over Age 18  —  Black Women’s Blueprint

Speak your truth. We will listen. Sister Circle is a free healing/counseling group for female survivors over the age of 18.

Job Opportunities

Legal Program Coordinator  —  NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault


Campus Intern  —  NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault 


Policy Intern  —  NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault


Director of Children’s Services  —  Steps to End Family Violence