The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

Archived Initiatives

The Pause Button Campaign Pause Button

The Pause Button Campaign is a youth sexual assault prevention poster and toolkit for an audience of 11-13 year-old boys. Its goal is to get boys thinking about the issue of sexual assault and the attitudes that reinforce a culture that accepts sexual assault. The poster and toolkit aim to reinforce boys' positive masculinity, respect boys' own moral compasses, and show boys how to not cross the line and commit a sexual assault. Read more »



SAY SO! is a public event the Alliance created to raise awareness about sexual violence in NYC, and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. SAY SO! not only brings sexual violence into the bright light of day, it uniquely stresses a positive message: celebrating healing and recovery of survivors of sexual violence.

SAYSO! 2008

Media Response Project


Rape Crisis Training Institute

The Rape Crisis Training Institute is a joint venture between the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is funded by the New York State Department of Health. The RCTI aims to provide access to organizational capacity-building training; meet the specific needs of both the programs and the populations they serve in urban, suburban and rural settings; provide all Rape Crisis Centers with the maximum possible access to all of the trainings statewide; present new resources and strategies to understand the cultural frameworks and needs of all the survivors that they may potentially serve. Read more »

Advanced Leadership Seminars

The Forensic Healthcare Program has created an innovative series of "Advanced Leadership Seminars" for sexual assault forensic examiners,hospital administration and staff, rape crisis program staff, lawenforcement personnel, prosecutors and public officials. Read more »

The Forensic Healthcare Program

Originally created as the Rape Treatment Consortium in 1995, the FHP's initial task was to review model sexual assault examiner (SAE), also known as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE), programs throughout the country, and to create best practice standards that fit the realities of New York City. Read more »


Advances in the collection of forensic evidence and the existence ofDNA databases have made the hospital the locus of medical and criminaljustice collaboration. As a result of these technological advances, the need to work in coordination with the criminal justice system hasbecome paramount. Recognizing this need for collaborative partnership,The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault has developed, underthe auspices of its Forensic Healthcare Program, the Criminal JusticeCollaboration Project (CJCP). Read more »

Sexual Assault Examiner Trainings

The Forensic Healthcare Program of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is pleased to sponsor New York City's core, five day sexual assault examiner training, "The Assessment and Evaluation of the Adult Sexual Assault Survivor". The course is offered several times a year. Course notification is posted on our website. Read more »

EVC: It's Not About Sex

The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault and The Education Video Center (EVC) were proud to present the documentary screening It's Not About Sex. The documentary takes a fresh look at the prevalence of sexual assault in our contemporary society. Shocked by the statistic that more than half of all rapes happen to people under 18, student producers search for the roots of the violence. Read more »