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Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

Survivors of sexual assault often experience lasting trauma. Each survivor has a unique response to their situation. Thankfully, they don’t have to move forward alone. When survivors call on us to pursue justice, we fight for them as best we can. But winning the case is only half the battle. We also recommend support options for victims of sexual assault.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a confidential support system managed by trained staffers. Hotline operators can help callers find local meetings for survivors of sexual assault, can discuss what happened and can offer referrals for long-term support.

Their number is: (800)-656-4673

Therapy

Therapy can help survivors address and manage trauma. The National Sexual Assault Hotline typically may be able to recommend a therapist specializing in supporting sexual assault survivors. Additionally, if the sexual assault was the result of organizational negligence, an attorney can help pursue compensation for the cost of treatment.

Support Groups

Hotline operators or therapists can refer survivors to groups of others with similar experiences. Many survivors find comfort and strength in discussing what happened with others who have been in similar situations. Support from both friends and family can help victims recover from trauma and move forward.

Attorneys

When sexual assault is allowed to continue due to organization negligence, such as in a college or church, attorneys can help. A skilled sexual assault attorney can pursue damages from the negligent organizations. The resulting compensation can make an enormous difference and help survivors eliminate other stressors from their lives while they recover and establish treatment.

If you or someone you love suffered sexual assault due to an organization’s negligence, we are here for you. If you’d like an experienced Michigan campus sexual assault attorney from White Law PLLC to evaluate your case, please send us an email or call (517) 316-1195.

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