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RAPE CRISIS PROGRAMS AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Bay Area Women Against Rape
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Office: (510) 430-1298
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (510) 845-7273
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.bawar.org
Email: bawar@bawar.org

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1971 to provide 24-hour comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.

Service area: Alameda County, San Quentin State Prison, and California State Prison, Solano
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention and counseling via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams, including those abused at San Quentin and Solano; accompaniment to the courts and during law enforcement interviews; legal and medical advocacy; in-person individual counseling at San Quentin and Solano through the Brother’s Keepers program; and information, referrals, written materials, and references.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: BAWAR also offers a program for offenders at San Quentin State Prison and California State Prison, Solano. There is a waiting list for the programs. To learn more, contact BAWAR at the address above. All services are available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

1215 K Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 446-2520
TTY Office:  (916) 446-8802
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.calcasa.org
E-mail: info@calcasa.org

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is a statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs that provides leadership, vision, and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence in California. With over 90 rape crisis centers in California, CALCASA can connect survivors with the center that can serve them and their family or friends.

Service area: California
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone, mail, and email; and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the CALCASA website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: CALCASA works closely with other statewide organizations such as the California District Attorneys Association and the California Police Officers Standards and Training to develop a statewide response to sexual violence and serves as a resource for policy makers working to change society's response to sexual violence by providing information and expertise on a wide range of issues.


California Coalition for Women Prisoners
1540 Market Street, Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Office: (415) 255-7036 Extension 4
Website: www.womenprisoners.org
Email: info@womenprisoners.org

California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC). We see the struggle for racial and gender justice as central to dismantling the PIC and we prioritize the leadership of the people, families, and communities most impacted in building this movement.

Service area: California
Work with: Women and trans prisoners, their families, and community members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: The Crisis Response Network, a program that provides a means for prisoners to contact people on the outside to work together to respond to crisis; visits from CCWP volunteers; subscriptions to The Fire Inside, a free newsletter published four times per year for all people in prison; and the Compañeras newsletter, which focuses on issues faced by Latina, Chicana, and immigrant people in women's prisons.
Fees: Free


Center for Community Solutions
4508 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Office: (858) 272-5777
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
24-Hour Bilingual Hotline/Línea de Ayuda de 24 Horas: (888) 385-4657
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.ccssd.org
Email: info@ccssd.org

Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) helps more than 30,000 adults and children each year to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence.

Service area: San Diego County, including R.J. Donovan State Prison, with additional offices in La Mesa and Escondido
Work with: Survivors of relationship and sexual violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Confidential crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; counseling by phone and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, and individual, family, couple, and group counseling for survivors of adult or childhood sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: All services are confidential and available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios gratis y confidenciales en inglés y español.


Center for the Pacific-Asian Family
543 North Fairfax Ave., Room 108
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Office: (323) 653-4045
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline: (800) 339-3940
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.nurturingchange.org
E-mail: contact@capf.info

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is a nonprofit agency specializing in assisting Asian and Pacific Islanders who are surviving sexual assault and/or domestic violence. CPAF staff are multi-lingual and can serve you in the language you feel most comfortable using.

Service area: Los Angeles County
Work with: Asian and Pacific Islanders who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; emergency response services such as hospital accompaniment, survivor advocacy, and access to legal and financial assistance; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above and individual counseling.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above and family counseling.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Services are available in over 30 API languages/dialects.


Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services
74333 Hwy 111, Suite 204 
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Office/Hotline: (760) 568-9071
Office/Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.sbsas.org
Email: winetted@gmail.com or via the website

Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services (CVSAS) is an office of San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services. The mission of CVSAS is to provide understanding, and support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence through immediate crisis intervention, follow-up services, one on one counseling, accompaniment, and advocacy services.

Service area: Coachella Valley, including Chuckawalla Valley State Prison and
Ironwood State Prison
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as their families, friends, and significant others
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during medical forensic exams at the Eisenhower Medical Center; court accompaniment and legal advocacy for sexual assault cases; information and referrals. In-person crisis counseling in prison may also be available, by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; support groups; and individual counseling.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; support; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: All services are available regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Services are also available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


Community Service Programs, Inc. - Sexual Assault Victim Services
P.O. Box 1994
Santa Ana, CA 92701
South County Office: (949) 752-1971
North County Office: (714) 834-4317
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline for South County: (949) 831-9110
24-Hour Hotline for North County: (714) 957-2737
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.cspinc.org
E-mail: victimassistance@CSPinc.org

Sexual Assault Victim Services Client Services is a component of Community Service Programs and provides extended support services to survivors of rape and sexual assault, including those abused as children, and their family members.

Service area: Orange County
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, court proceedings, and other agencies; advocacy and intervention; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups in English and Spanish.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual counseling; support groups; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Services are also available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


Community Violence Solutions and Rape Crisis Center of Marin and Contra Costa Counties
2101 Van Ness Street
San Pablo, CA 94806
Office: (510) 237-0113
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Toll-Free 24-Hour Hotline: (800) 670-7273
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.cvsolutions.org
Email: admin@cvsolutions.org

Community Violence Solutions (CVS) is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to end sexual assault and family violence through prevention, crisis services, and treatment. These services are provided to individuals from offices in San Pablo, Antioch, Concord, and San Rafael. 

Service area: Contra Costa and Marin Counties, including San Quentin State Prison
Work with: Child, adolescent, and adult survivors of recent or past rape, incest, molestation or other forms of sexual abuse, as well as to friends or family members of sexual assault survivors
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by phone; accompaniment to hospitals, police interviews, and legal proceedings; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; and individual counseling through the Stepping Stones Counseling Center.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free


East Los Angeles Women's Center
Office: (323) 526-5819
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm PST
Toll-free 24-Hour Bilingual Hotline/Línea de Ayuda de 24 horas: (800) 585-6231
Bilingual AIDS Hotline/Línea de Ayuda de SIDA Bilingue: (800) 400-7432
Bilingual AIDS Hotline Hours/Horario de Línea de Ayuda de SIDA Bilingue: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm PST/lunes-viernes, 9am-6pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.elawc.org
Email: info@elawc.org

The mission of the East Los Angeles Women's Center (ELAWC) is to provide a variety of services for women, focusing on sexual and domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. With an emphasis on the Latino community, ELAWC works to empower and give hope to individuals, families, and the community at large.

Service area: Greater Los Angeles
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, specializing in Latina survivors, people with HIV/AIDS, and those in need of information, education, and support related to those issues
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams at designated hospitals; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Due to confidentiality concerns, ELAWC cannot respond to requests for assistance by mail. All services are available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece todos los servicios en ingles y español.


North Coast Rape Crisis Team
P.O. Box 1082
Crescent City, CA 95531
Office: (707) 465-6961
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (707) 465-2851
Accept Collect Calls: Yes

North Coast Rape Crisis Team is a nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones in Humboldt and Del Norte counties in Northern California.

Service area: Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, including Pelican Bay State Prison
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. A single session of in-person crisis counseling may also be available for survivors at Pelican Bay State Prison, by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; as well as support groups for female survivors; in-person crisis counseling; information; and referrals to therapists and other community resources.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free


North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center
P.O. Box 148
Lompoc, CA 93438
Office: (805) 736-8535
24-Hour Hotline: (805) 736-7273
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.sbcountyrapecrisis.org
Email: lompocrc@verizon.net

The mission of the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center is to reduce sexual assault and child abuse in Northern Santa Barbara County, including Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Santa Ynez. The North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center provides education and prevention skills to children and adults and works to alleviate trauma through direct services.

Service area: Northern Santa Barbara County, including Lompoc, Santa Maria and Santa Ynez
Work with: Children and adults who have been affected by sexual violence
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; advocacy and hospital accompaniment during medical forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as self-defense classes; support groups; and counseling services in English and Spanish.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: For survivors convicted of sex crimes, North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center will provide appropriate referrals for ongoing support services. Se ofrece servicios en español.


Operation Care
621 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642
Office: (209) 223-2897
Toll-Free Hotline: (800) 675-3392
24-Hour Hotline: (209) 223-2600
Website: www.operationcare.org
Email: sacounselor@operationcare.org

Operation Care is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that provides domestic violence and sexual assault support services, crisis intervention, and education to Amador County.

Service area: Amador County, including Mule Creek State Prison
Work with: Survivors of family/domestic violence and sexual assault
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Counselors are also available 24-hours a day for people experiencing depression, loneliness, substance abuse, stress, parenting difficulties, crisis, and/or child abuse.


Peace Over Violence
1015 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Office: (213) 955-9090
24-Hour Hotline for Central Los Angeles: (213) 626-3393
24-Hour Hotline for South Los Angeles: (310) 392-8381
24-Hour Hotline for West San Gabriel Valley: (626) 793-3385
Toll-free 24-Hour Hotline: (877) 633-0044
Video: (213) 785-2684
Video: (213)785-2749
Website: www.peaceoverviolence.org
E-mail: info@peaceoverviolence.org

Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit, multi-cultural, feminist, community-based volunteer organization whose mission is the elimination of violence against women, youth, and children through working toward social change, equality, and social justice.

Service area: Los Angeles County, West San Gabriel Valley
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and intimate partner stalking
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals. 
Fees: Free


Project Sister Family Services
P.O. Box 1369
Pomona, CA 91769
Office: (909) 623-1619 or (626) 915-2535
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and evenings, by appointment
24-Hour Hotline: (909) 626-4375 or (626) 966-4155
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.projectsister.org
E-mail: info@projectsister.org

Project Sister Family Services (PSFS) is dedicated to reducing the trauma and risk of sexual violence and child abuse for women, children, and men of all ages.

Service area: East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County and the western portion of San Bernardino County 
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and child abuse and their non-offending family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during medical forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals. Services are only available for non-offending loved ones.
Fees: All services are free, except for counseling. The first 10 counseling sessions are free. A sliding scale based on income and household size is used for additional counseling sessions.
Additional information: Project Sister does not provide services to people who are perpetrators of sexual assault or child abuse. For survivors convicted of sex crimes, Project Sister will provide appropriate referrals for ongoing support services. All services are available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


Resource Center for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Family Violence
259 N. Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93701
Office: (559) 497-2900
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (559) 222-7273
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, on the office line during business hours
Website: www.rcsfresno.com
Email: rcscrisis@yahoo.com

Resource Center for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Family Violence (RCS) is a nonprofit, victim advocacy agency with additional offices in Firebaugh and Coalinga. All services are free and confidential.

Service area: Fresno County, as well as Avenal State Prison, Pleasant Valley State Prison, and Valley State Prison for Women
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and family violence and their families
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24 hour hotline (collect calls are not accepted on this line); hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals. In-person services are available for survivors in youth facilities in Fresno.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals for the families of survivors. Services are not available for non-family members.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Services are also offered in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


RISE
51 Zaca Lane, Suite 140
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Office: (805) 545-8888
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm PST
Toll-Free 24-Hour Hotline (800) 656-4673
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.riseslo.org
Email: contact@sarpcenter.org

RISE is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe and caring atmosphere in which survivors of sexual assault can begin to heal.

Service area: San Luis Obispo County, including the California Men’s Colony
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams for survivors from the California Men’s Colony; in-person peer counseling for survivors at the California Men’s Colony; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Limited services are available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios limitados en español.


Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
1845 Chicago Ave., Suite A 
Riverside, CA 92507 
Office/24-Hour Hotline: (951) 686-7273
24-Hour Southwest County Hotline: (866) 686-7273
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.rarcc.org
Email: info@rarcc.org

The Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center (RARCC) is committed to providing support and services to survivors of sexual assault and their families and to providing community education to achieve awareness and prevention of sexual assault.

Service area: Riverside County and the California Institution for Men (CIM), the California Institution for Women (CIW), and the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault, their family members, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, and in person, by arrangement; hospital accompaniment during medical forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. When RARCC receives notification of suspected or alleged sexual abuse at CIW or CIM, RARCC can arrange to meet in-person with survivors to provide them with confidential crisis intervention, information, and support.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: RARCC has participated in the Paths to Recovery program at CIM and CIW to provide in-person, confidential counseling for survivors of sexual abuse at these prisons. RARCC is not currently able to offer long-term counseling; however, they may be able to resume the program in the future. Services are offered in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


SafeQuest Solano, Inc.
P.O. Box 368
Fairfield, CA 94533
24-Hour Hotline: (866) 487-7233
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.safequest.org

SafeQuest Solano provides prevention education and intervenes and advocates against relationship violence and sexual assault through a continuum of support services to all who have been affected by this violence.

Service area: Solano County, including California Medical Facility and California State Prison, Solano
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their family and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; and information and referrals. In-person counseling is also available to survivors at California Medical Facility and California State Prison, Solano, by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; individual counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Services are available in English, Spanish, and Tagalog. Se ofrece servicios en español. Makaka tulong sila sa mga Pilipino.


San Francisco Women Against Rape
Office: (415) 861-2024
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (415) 647-7273
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.sfwar.org
E-mail: info@sfwar.org

San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) provides resources, support, advocacy, and education to strengthen the work of all individuals and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. SFWAR is a women of color led, volunteer-based organization that has provided rape crisis services to survivors of sexual assault for over 30 years.

Service area: San Francisco County, but crisis calls are accepted from around the state
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; in-person crisis intervention at local detention facilities, by arrangement; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams at San Francisco General Hospital; court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; short-term peer counseling; and support groups for survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; short-term peer counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: As the primary provider of rape crisis services in San Francisco, SFWAR also provides expert advice, training, and assistance to healthcare workers, medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers, and other professionals throughout the city.


Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center/Centro Contra la Violación Sexual
433 East Cañón Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Office/Oficina: (805) 963-6832
Office Hours/Horario de Oficina: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pmPST/lunes-viernes, 9am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline/Línea de Ayuda de 24 Horas: (805) 564-3696
Accept Collect Calls/Se Acepta Llamadas de Cobro Revertido: Yes, from prisons and jails only/Sí, de cárceles y retenes solamente
Website/Sitio de Web: www.sbrapecrisiscenter.org
Email/Correo Electrónico: sbrcc@sbrcc.net

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center (SBRCC) has been working since 1974 to support survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones and to build a just community free from all forms of sexual violence. All services are offered in Spanish and English and available regardless of the ability to pay.

El Centro Contra la Violación Sexual (CCVS) es una agencia privada, sin fines de lucro que ha proporcionado servicios de apoyo, intervención en casos de crisis y terapia a sobrevivientes de abuso sexual y a sus familias y amigos desde 1974. Se ofrece todos los servicios en inglés y español. Los servicios son disponibles a todos sin tener en cuenta su capacidad para pagar.

Service area/Área de servicio: Santa Barbara County/Condado de Santa Barbara
Work with/Se sirve: Survivors of sexual assault, their families, and friends /Sobrevivientes de abuso sexual, sus familias, y amigos/as
Services for survivors during incarceration include/Servicios para sobrevivientes de agresión sexual en detención incluyen: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals/Intervención en la crisis por la línea de ayuda de 24 horas y por el correo; acompañamiento al hospital para examines forenses; abogacía legal y acompañamiento al corte; información; y referencias.
Services for survivors after release include/Servicios para sobrevivientes de agresión sexual después del encarcelamiento incluyen: All of the above; individual counseling; self-defense training; and support groups/Todo de arriba; terapia; grupos de apoyo; y clases de auto-defensa.
Services for loved ones include/Servicios para los seres queridos: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals/Intervención en la crisis; terapia; información; y referencias.
Fees/Precio: Free. A sliding scale is used for some counseling programs./Gratis. Se usa una escala móvil para algunos programas de consejería.
Additional information/Información Adicional: Services are available in English and Spanish/Se ofrece servicios en ingles y español.


WEAVE, Inc.

1900 K. Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Office: (916) 448-2321
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (916) 920-2952
Toll Free 24-Hour Hotline: (866) 920-2952
24-Hour TDD Hotline: (916) 443-3715
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.weaveinc.org
Email: info@weaveinc.org
 
Founded in 1978, WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services to women, men, teens, and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.
 
Service area: Sacramento County
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking - including men, women, teens, and LGBTQ survivors -- their significant others, and family.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention, support, and information via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during medical forensic exams for survivors from California State Prison, Sacramento and Folsom State Prison; and information and referrals. 
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling.
Services for loved ones include: Support and information via the 24-hour hotline; individual counseling; and referrals.
Fees: Services are free or on a sliding scale, including up to eight counseling sessions for sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. Up to 40 free sessions are also available for survivors who qualify for Victim Witness funds. Drop-in triage assessment sessions are free. Call the support and information line at 916-920-2952 for triage hours.  
Additional information: WEAVE can also offer presentations and educational workshops for inmates and staff about sexual assault prevention, by arrangement. Presentations will need to be approved by the facility’s administration. Counseling services are offered in English and Spanish; the 24-hour Support and Information Line is offered in multiple languages. Se ofrece servicios en español.


Women's Center - High Desert, Inc.

P.O .Box 309
Ridgecrest, CA. 93556
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (760) 375-0745
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.womenscenterhighdesert.org
Email: womenscenter.hd@verizon.net

Women’s Center-High Desert, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing a network of services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in Eastern Kern and surrounding counties.

Service area:  Eastern Kern, surrounding counties, and the California Correctional Institution
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, including family members and loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail and by email; hospital accompaniment during medical forensic exams; and confidential, in-person crisis counseling for survivors of sexual assault at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; follow-up care, individual peer counseling; support groups; and court advocacy and accompaniment.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Limited services are available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios limitados en español.


Women’s Center of San Joaquin County
620 North San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Office: (209) 941-2611
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (209) 465-4997
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.womenscentersjc.org
Email: jgomez@womenscentersjc.org

The Women's Center has three locations that provide a wide range of services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault including women, children, and men in San Joaquin County.

Service area: San Joaquin County and Deuel Vocational Institution
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their families
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams for survivors from Deuel Vocational Institution; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; emergency shelter; assistance with Temporary Restraining Orders; parenting and co-parenting classes; court ordered/certified parenting classes; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Additional services include parenting and co-parenting classes and court ordered/certified parenting classes. All services are offered in the following languages: English, Spanish, Hmong, Khmu, Laotian, Thai, Hindi, Urdu, Pashtu, Punjabi, and Farsi.


Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres

233 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
Office: (831) 722-4532
Santa Cruz Office: (831) 425.4030
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Toll-Free 24-Hour Hotline/Línea de Crisis: (888) 900-4232
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.wcs-ddm.org
E-mail: receptionist@wcs-ddm.org

Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres (WCSDDM) provides services to survivors of sexual assault in Santa Cruz County through the Sexual Assault Program.

Service area: Santa Cruz County and Pajaro Valley
Work with: Sexual assault survivors, their significant others, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In-person services may also be available, by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; peer counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; peer counseling; support groups; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Services are offered in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


YWCA of Silicon Valley, Rape Crisis Center
375 South Third St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Office: (408) 295-4011
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
24-Hour Hotline: (408) 287-3000/(650) 493-7273
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.ywca-sv.org
Email: lpeloquin@ywca-sv.org

Serving Palo Alto to San Jose, the YWCA of Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Center works to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and to promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people.

Service area: Santa Clara County
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees:
Free
Additional information: Services are also available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


HIV/AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Center for Health Justice
900 Avila Street, Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office:  (213) 229-0985 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST
Toll-Free Hotline: (888) 372-0888
Inmate Health Hotline: (213) 229-0979 (collect calls accepted)
Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, on the inmate hotline
Website: www.centerforhealthjustice.org
Email: info@healthjustice.net

Center for Health Justice empowers people affected by incarceration to make healthier choices and advocates for the elimination of disparities between prisoner health and public health. Center for Health Justice offers programs and services to both men and women in correctional facilities with a focus on prisoners who are infected with or at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Service area: Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles County Jail system; hotline calls are taken from around the country.
Work with: Current and former prisoners/detainees who are infected with or at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including Hepatitis C
Services for survivors during incarceration include: A toll-free national inmate health hotline that provides HIV and STI treatment and prevention information, support for callers who are ill or newly diagnosed, and advocacy regarding medical care, medications or other health issues. Inmates in the LA County Jail system who have been sexually assaulted can call the hotline for information, referrals for HIV testing, and help with a pre-release health plan.
Services for survivors after release include: Case management; HIV testing and counseling; peer mentoring to HIV+ parolees; transportation services; substance abuse support groups; information; and referrals for housing and other needed services.
Services for loved ones include: Support, information, and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Center for Health Justice offers programs throughout the Los Angeles County Jail system to promote prisoner health, including: condom distribution, substance abuse classes, Hepatitis C and HIV education,  risk reduction counseling, and support for inmates in the K6G dorm at Men’s Central Jail; self-empowerment workshops, risk reduction counseling, Hepatitis C and HIV education and support services for female inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF); HIV education and counseling to general population inmates at CRDF; HIV treatment and Syphilis education classes at the Los Angeles County Jail; Hepatitis C education for general population male inmates at Pitchess Detention Center; and peer educator training at Men’s Central Jail and Century Regional Detention Facility. Write or call Center for Health Justice for more information on these programs.


LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) ORGANIZATIONS

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Anti-Violence Project
Office: (323) 993-7670
Toll-Free (English): (800) 373-2227
Toll-Free (Spanish/Español): (877) 963-4666
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.lagaycenter.org
Email: avp@lagaycenter.org

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Anti-Violence Project provides a broad array of services for people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and/or HIV-positive survivors of hate crimes and other forms of violence.

Service area: Los Angeles County
Work with: Survivors of hate crimes and police brutality, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and/or HIV-positive survivors of violence
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Support and information. Survivors who are currently incarcerated can call the hotline and leave a message. Please include your name, phone number, and whether or not it is safe to identify the Gay and Lesbian Center when returning your call.
Services for survivors after release include: Follow-up counseling; detailed documentation and reporting of the hate crimes and hate incidents; advocacy with law enforcement agencies, service providers, and employers; restraining order preparation; accompaniment to court; attorney consultations; and referrals to long-term mental health services.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above. The loved ones of currently incarcerated survivors are encouraged to contact the Anti-Violence Project for help.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Services are available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.


Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project

1201 46th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
Office: (510) 533-3809
Office Hours: Varies
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.tgijp.org
Email: info@tgijp.org

The Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer, and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.

Work with: Transgender, gender variant/genderqueer, and intersex (TGI) people throughout California and the United States
Services for survivors during incarceration include:Subscription to the TGIJP Stiletto prison newsletter and a free copy of the handbook, Surviving Prison in California: Advice by and for Transgender Women. The handbook contains tips and information about housing, protection from abuse, education, health, and other resources. The handbook and newsletter are free for prisoners. Resources and self-advocacy tools are available through the mail.
Services for survivors after release include: Peer support and education for formerly incarcerated TGI people; and empowerment retreats for trans people who are coming home from prison.   
Services for loved ones include: None.
Additional Information: TGIJP also offers public speaking and political education through trainings, speeches, and workshops on the experiences and stories of transgender people in prison as part of the movement to end mass imprisonment.


LEGAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

ACLU of Southern California
FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY JAIL CASES:
Attn: Jail Project
1313 W. 8th St., #200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Inmate Intake: (213) 977-9543 
Family Intake: (213) 977-5209 
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.aclu-sc.org
E-mail: jails@aclu-sc.org

FOR ALL OTHER CASES:
Attn: Legal Intake
1313 W. 8th St., #200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Legal Intake: (213) 977- 5253
Accept Collect Calls: No
Fax: (213) 977-5297
Website: www.aclu-sc.org
E-mail: Visit the ACLU-SC’s website and click on the Legal Intake Tab

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California defends the civil rights and civil liberties of Southern Californians. Through advocacy, public education, and litigation, the ACLU works to ensure that a basic standard of care is provided to prisoners. ACLU also works to decrease the community's overreliance on mass incarceration by advocating for alternatives to incarceration and discharge planning to help reduce recidivism.

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California is the court-ordered monitor of conditions of confinement and medical services within all Los Angeles County Jail facilities."Conditions of confinement" refers to allegations of violence -- including sexual assault -- and retaliation; beds; change of clothing; food; meals; classification of gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates; recreation; showers; telephones; overcrowding; commissary; protective custody; religious services; mail; and other similar issues that may arise during incarceration in the Los Angeles County Jail system.

People who have been detained in other jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers, and immigration detention centers who believe their civil rights or civil liberties may have been violated can also contact the ACLU for help.

Willing to represent/consider cases from: Current and former prisoners throughout Southern California, including those incarcerated in state and federal prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, and immigration detention centers. The ACLU of Southern California considers cases from people throughout the Southern California region -- including San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties.
Legal assistance offered includes: Referrals, information, and legal representation, in select cases. Callers to the Intake Line should leave a message with their name, daytime telephone number, and a brief description of the issue they want to discuss.
Fees: Free


Justice Now

1322 Webster Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612
Office: (510) 839-7654
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.jnow.org
Email: cynthia@jnow.org

Justice Now is the first teaching law clinic in the country solely focused on the needs of women prisoners. Interns and staff provide legal services in areas of need identified by women prisoners, including: compassionate release; healthcare access; defense of parental rights; sentencing mitigation; and placement in community-based programs.

Willing to represent/consider cases from: Individual cases are not accepted, but Justice Now can help women in jail and prison to navigate the state's Compassionate Release program when there has been abuse and sexual violence against female inmates.
Legal assistance offered includes: Advocacy, information, and referrals. Incarcerated women should send a letter to Justice Now detailing their experience and the help they are seeking.
Fees: Free


Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
1540 Market Street, Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Office: (415) 255-7036
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.prisonerswithchildren.org
E-mail: info@prisonerswithchildren.org

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) is a nonprofit organization with a history of over thirty years of working to restore rights of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people, release people from prison, and reunify people, families and communities during and after incarceration.

Willing to represent/consider cases from: LSPC does not have funding to provide individual legal assistance to prisoners, but does respond to hundreds of inquiries each month.
Legal assistance offered includes: LSCP will investigate cases of abuse, assault, and rape by conducting legal visits. LSPC can also provide information and referrals that are advocacy-related and may be able to help guide survivors through the litigation process. For more information contact Carol at (415) 255-7036 Extension 324.
Fees: Free


Prison Law Office

General Delivery
San Quentin, CA 94964
Office: (510) 280-2621
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: Only from clients
Website: www.prisonlaw.com

The Prison Law Office strives to improve the living conditions of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and juvenile halls by providing free legal services. The Prison Law Office represents individuals, engages in class action and other impact litigation, educates the public about incarceration, and provides technical assistance to attorneys throughout the country.

Willing to represent/consider cases from: California state prisoners and parolees and people incarcerated in county jails and juvenile detention facilities. Assistance is generally limited to cases regarding conditions of confinement, including inadequate medical and mental health care, disability discrimination, excessive force, sexual abuse, and other violations. All issues concerning individual prisoners and prison conditions should be sent via mail. Collect calls from prisoners who are not already clients are not accepted.
Legal assistance offered includes: Free legal services to California and some Arizona state prisoners, people incarcerated in certain California jails and juvenile halls, and occasionally to California state parolees. Self-help and informational materials are also provided free of charge. Prisoners can also order the California State Prisoners Handbook, which discusses in detail the laws governing prisoner rights and the policies and practices of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 
Fees: Legal assistance is provided free of charge. The California State Prisoners Handbook costs $40 for prisoners, parolees, and their families.


GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Office of the Inspector General, Sexual Abuse in Detention Elimination Ombudsperson
P.O. Box 348780
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 830-3600
Website: www.oig.ca.gov

Through the Office of the Sexual Abuse in Detention Elimination Ombudsperson, the Office of the Inspector General is responsible for overseeing what happens inside California state prisons and ensures the impartial resolution of inmate and ward sexual abuse complaints. The ombudsperson has the authority to inspect all California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions and to interview all inmates and wards.

Write confidentially to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the address above and be sure to mark the envelope “Legal Mail.” The OIG will contact officials at your prison to determine if a report of the alleged abuse has been made and to determine the status of the institutional investigation. Please note that your identity--and that of the alleged perpetrator(s)--likely will become public once the OIG gets involved.

The OIG investigates reports of the mishandling of incidents of sexual abuse within correctional facilities and may be able to provide assistance to prisoners who have been victims of sexual abuse, including transfer to another facility in some cases.
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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward groups that are currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any organization in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described in the Resource Guide.