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There are many good resources related to sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and prevention and advocacy. This list is not exhaustive; however, these are some that we turn to frequently. Whether you’re looking for direct services, want to learn more, or are curious about careers in this field, these can be a good place to start.

Local Response Resources

The Collins Center is the sexual assault crisis center and Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. collins-center.pngThey serve individuals of all ages and identities who have experienced sexual violence or child sexual abuse. In addition to therapy services, prevention programming, and the CAC, they maintain a 24-hour crisis hotline and can provide advocacy and accompaniment services similar to JMU’s Survivor Advocates.  (540) 432-6430


First Step is the domestic violence shelter serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. They maintain a 24-hour crisis hotline and can provide advocacy and accompaniment services to people who have experienced domestic violence. They also run support groups.  (540) 434-0295


JMU Title IX maintains a list of campus-based resources, including confidential resources, reporting resources, a resource guide, and FAQs. This site also outlines information about Title IX at JMU.


Seek Then Speak is a digital aid that helps you gather information, make decisions, and take action if you’ve experienced a sexual assault.By guiding you through a series of questions, you can figure out what options are right for you while still remaining anonymous as long as you’d like.


myplan-logo.pngmyPlan is an anonymous web app that guides you through safety planning if you're experiencing dating violence. 

Identity-Specific Resources

This list is only a small sample of the identity-specific resources available. If you would like more resources related to a specific identity, please contact Arianna Sessoms.

Prevention Resources

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