Sexual Assault Victims
If you were the victim of sexual assault, please do everything within your ability to remove yourself from any harmful environments and find a support network to help you through your situation. If you are unable to reach out to family, friends, or peers for support, there are a number of groups and agencies (find below) that you can contact.
Although it can be difficult, try to report your assault as soon as possible. It is important to initiate the criminal charging process against the assaulter. By doing so, you may be preventing your assaulter from attempting to attack you or another individual.
After you have removed yourself from the harmful environment, report the crime to authorities, and found a support system to help you, you can consider filing a civil sexual assault lawsuit against your assaulter, but only if you are comfortable doing so.