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.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotlineexternal icon
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 Hotlineexternal icon
Visit online.rainn.orgexternal icon to chat one-on-one with a trained RAINN support specialist, any time 24/7.
This 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 technical packages with CDC’s Violence Prevention in Practice tool.