As someone that supports sexual assault victims through either direct relation or indirect relation, you may have your own personal concerns about understanding the legal system, reporting and recognizing signs of sexual abuse/violence, and more. Below is a list of different resources for survivors and supporters alike:
The Legal Process Attorney Referral Hotline: A resource from the National Crime Victim Bar Association--a hotline to contact and be referred to attorneys in your area that can assist you with civil lawsuits and victim restitution. It Happened to Alexa Foundation: A non-profit organization that facilitates and supports survivors of sexual violence through the judicial process. WomensLaw: An organization dedicated to providing information about laws surrounding sexual violence, the trial process, and other information regarding sexual violence prevention and legal action.
Mental Health/Therapeutic Resources Psychology Today: A national resource with articles about mental health, and directories to find therapists, support groups, and treatment facilities in your area. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24/7, free, confidential suicide and crisis hotline. SafeHorizon: A 24/7, free hotline that deals with support for sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, etc., with additional sections that offer information on legal aid programs. RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network--offers 24/7, free hotline for sexual violence support, and also contains sections on other aspects of sexual assault, recovery, etc.
Reporting/Recognizing Sexual Abuse--Prevention Stop It Now: A resource that provides information on how to prevent and recognize child sexual abuse, how to address it, as well as guidance to treatment, warning signs, and recovery. Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: Organization for the prevention, and reporting of child abuse with a national, 24-hour hotline that operates in several different languages by certified crisis counselors. Child Welfare Information Gateway: A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information and resources to improve child welfare--through access to online publications, databases, and how to report.
For Loved Ones of Sexual Assault Victims Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC): A resources for mothers of sexually abused children--a comprehensive informational and resource guide for mothers (or any parent) to understand the dynamics of sexual abuse, coping, and resources available to them. TAALK: Online information about support groups for parents of abused children, and how to start one in your area. Parents of Survivors Online Support Chat Room: A non-moderated forum for parents of survivors to discuss and support one another, as well as share information/resources.