Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a significant problem in the United States that can have a profound impact on lifelong health, opportunity, and well-being. CDC works to understand the problem of sexual violence and prevent it.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
Visit to chat one-on-one with a trained RAINN support specialist, any time 24/7.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center


Violence Against Women
Call the OWH HELPLINE: 1-800-994-9662

Resource for Action
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Sexual Violence Prevention Resource for Action [3 MB, 46 Pages]

This Resource for Action, formerly known as, “technical package,” represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violence (SV) and its consequences.

Learn how you can implement strategies from the resources for action with CDC’s Violence Prevention in Practice tool.