Empowering victims of assault through comprehensive forensics, advocacy and support
 
 
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Outreach
 
 
 
Upcoming Events:

April 1st Starts:
Sexual Assault Awareness Month





SART Nurses partner with Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center and Center Against Sexual Assault to provide outreach and education to the area we serve.

Our Nurses and Advocates will come to your venue and speak upon request.

All of our services are FREE.



For more information contact:
SART Coordinator at 951-600-4334 or email sarah.marin@uhsinc.com.

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Q: What is the difference between rape and sexual assault?

A: Rape: completed act of sexual violence forcefully performed against the will of another person. (Psychological force, coercion, weapons)
Sexual Assault: any unwanted sexual contact between an unwilling victim and a perpetrator that does not lead to rape. (Fondling, touching, being made to unwillingly sit on someone's lap, being poked or patted in a sexual manner, being kissed or hugged against your will)

STATS:
Every 107 seconds someone is sexually assaulted in the United States

2/3 of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim

3% of men have been victim of a rape or attempted rape

15% of rape victims are under the age of 12

Q: Why do rapes happen?

A: Rape isn't a crime of sex, but of power and control. It happened because one person decided to take advantage and take control of another person.

EFFECTS OF RAPE:

Depression
Alcohol/drug abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Suicide (or contemplated)

Q: If I said yes at first and changed my mind is it still considered rape?

A: Consent can be withdrawn at ANY time. Even if you consented to a specific sex and once then decided not to do it again, if you are forced to do it…. It is rape.


Q: If I was drunk at the time and don’t remember, should I still report it?

A: YES! A person must consent to sexual acts and be an active participant. If you are too drunk to remember, you were too drunk to give consent.