A directory of pro bono (free) lawyers from the American Bar Association.
State resources such as judicial and legislative websites for all states.
Information on rights and services provided to victims of sexual assault
Victim assistance information from aardvarc.
national sexual violence resource center
"The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive
collection and distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence. It serves as a resource
for state, territory, and tribal anti-sexual assault coalitions, rape crisis centers, allied organizations, community projects,
policy-makers, government entities, media, educators, health care providers and others working to address and eliminate sexual
Free legal aid in your area: The United States Congress established the Legal
Services Corporation to provide low-income Americans access to civil legal aid.
National Registry of Sex Offenders. You can view photographs and names of registered offenders by State and City
in many areas of the US.
This is a forum run by a judge in Georgia and frequented by attorneys in
other states. It might be a good place to ask here. (Like with Yahoo, you'll need a free membership with Delphi
to access this service.) Another option is checking with your local rape crisis center to see if you qualify for victims'
compensation. This varies from state to state and there are rules and requirements.
Rape shield law definition
Laws limiting use of prior sexual history of rape victim.
Documents on sexual assault and
Find law site – sexual
assault and rape laws
Rape shield law- protecting the sexual history of the victim.
Table of contents:On this page you can find the following 2 links of special
What are Crime Victim Services? A variety of programs exist to serve crime
victims and witnesses. The programs are not the same in all communities, and there may be areas, such as rural communities,
where it may be more difficult to find victim services. Some people have had a hard time obtaining services, perhaps
because the program they contacted did not have staff that was trained or qualified to provide individualized services, or
for some other reason. A victim who is turned away or refused crime victim assistance services should contact the National
Organization for Victim Assistance at 800-232-6682 to report the problem. Most crime victims, with information and persistence,
are likely to be able to find help.
Where to find help: The easiest way to find a community-based victim assistance
program is to call the National Crime Victim Information and Referral Hotline, operated by the National Organization for Victim
Assistance. The toll-free number is 800-879-6682 (voice 24 hours a day; TTY Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Victim assistance services- The most valuable asset of good victim assistance
programs will be their knowledgeable and compassionate staff members, who often work very hard on behalf of those affected
by crime. They may be called by various titles (victim advocate, victim counselor, victim specialist, rape crisis counselor,
state-wide phone numbers for crime victim compensation agencies, which
can provide information on applying for reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by victims or survivors in the aftermath
of a crime.
The links section supplies the official website of each state.
The first thing to do is click on the state you live in and then click on the word search and type in rape. You can
also find legal information on your state. Use the search engine and type in rape and laws.
Use this manual for prosecution
in ghb and date rape drug cases. (click here and scroll down).
This site is a legal dictionary
on findlaw.com directed to a law limiting use of evidence of previous sexual activity of the victim.
Kobe Bryant article on the rape shield law from a legal stand point.
Below is the link to Cornell law search engine (info on feminist jurisprudence).