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Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
OFFICE: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Status: Closed

The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) is funded to the states by the Office on Violence Against Women. The overall purpose of the SASP grant is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (i.e., accompanying victims to medical facilities, courts, police interviews), support services, and assistance related to:

  • Adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault;
  • Family and household members of such victims; and,
  • Those collaterally affected by the victimization (i.e., friends, classmates, coworkers), except for the perpetrator.

Rape crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations such as dual programs providing both DV and sexual assault services play a vital role in assisting victims through the medical, criminal justice, and other support systems.