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

Best Care Research

The Alliance is the local leader in conducting and disseminating research on ensuring best care for survivors in NYC. We conduct research on the systems including the medical, counseling, law enforcement and criminal justice response to survivors in NYC with the goal of improving care. Our research also serves as the foundation for future outcomes studies to determine the impact of the systems response on survivors in NYC.

A Room of Our Own: Survivors Evaluate Services                                                                         

A Room of Our Own: Survivors Evaluate Services is the first ever citywide report that includes the survivor perspective in both the experiences of services and in the recommendations for service improvement. [Read more]


How SAFE is NYC? Sexual Assault Services in Emergency Departments

How SAFE is NYC? Sexual Assault Services in Emergency Departments is the first comprehensive research report from the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault on New York City's acute care response to sexual violence. [Read more]


HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

The goal of this project was to look at Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) clinician's challenges in providing counseling for HIV PEP and how patients find the information and materials they are given. The end result is a recommended toolkit that would help to decrease the challenges faced by SAFE clinicians and make recommendations that would improve the efficiency of the information materials that are given to sexual assault survivors. [Read more]


Theoretical and Intervention Preferences of NYC Rape Crisis Counselors

The Alliance conducted a research study to identify the theoretical and intervention preferences of rape crisis counselors and service providers throughout the city. [Read more]


Impact of Sexual Assault Examiners on Criminal Justice Outcomes Pilot Study

The purpose of the study is to explore the impact that Sexual Assault Examiners (SAEs) have -- through structured physical examination, forensic evidence collection and courtroom testimony – on criminal justice outcomes. A secondary goal of the project is to explore the role currently played by medical evidence in cases of sexual assault. [Read more]


Police Interaction Study

The Police Interaction Research Project was designed with two goals in mind. First, to collect as much information as possible about the interactions that occurs between Police Officers and survivors following a sexual assault. Second, to collect this information in a way that protected the confidentiality of both survivors and the participating programs. [Read more]