What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim. Sexual assault can take many different forms and be defined in different ways, but one thing remains the same: it’s never the victim’s fault.
What does Sexual Violence look like?
Fondling or Unwanted Touching
Forcing or Coercing Victims to Perform Sexual Acts
Child Sexual Abuse
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
We Can Help
PREVAIL is dedicated to providing immediate crisis intervention and ongoing supportive services to individuals and families who have experienced sexual violence. All PREVAIL services are free and confidential. You are not alone. We are here to help.
PREVAIL provides 24-hour support to individuals experiencing sexual violence. Our skilled Crisis Specialists can assist with safety planning, shelter resources, and connection to other community resources.
PREVAIL provides emergency shelter to women, men and their children who are homeless as a result of recent sexual violence. Our shelters are in undisclosed locations to maintain safety for all of our shelter clients.
Peer counseling provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for individuals to process their experiences and receive helpful psychoeducation. PREVAIL Peer Counselors are state-certified Sexual Assault counselors, specializing in helping individuals who have experienced sexual violence.
PREVAIL plays an integral role in San Joaquin County’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Our Crisis Specialists provide on-site support, advocacy and accompaniment for victims and their families throughout the SART process.
Our team can provide assistance with completing and filing restraining orders, court accompaniment and preparation for hearings, and coordination of legal services with other agencies in our community.
Support groups are curriculum-based, trauma-informed groups that provide intervention and education to help survivors who have experienced sexual violence. Group members will build connectivity to others while enhancing their coping skills.
Case management services include offering individuals access and resources to basic needs, finding shelters or housing, education and career development, establishing life skills and linking individuals to other community-based organizations.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Assault
All Crisis Specialists, Peer Counselors and volunteers who work for a Rape Crisis Center and who meet the following criteria:
- Successfully completed a screening interview
- Successfully completed a 69-hour Victim Assistance Training as mandated by the Office of Emergency Services
- Receives a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education annually
- Supervised by staff of sexual assault department
Sexual Assault Classes and Workshops
Sexual Assault Resources
Sexual Assault Awareness MonthTeal Sand Project 2023 Sexual violence is any sexual activity where consent is not obtained or not freely given. It impacts every community and affects people of all gend...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Sexual violence is any sexual activity where consent is not obtained or not freely given. It impacts every community and affects people of all genders, ...