Information for Victims

We know sexual assault can bring deep pain and suffering and that the process of healing and recovery looks different for each individual. Deciding what choices to make in the aftermath of a sexual assault is a complex and deeply personal part of this process.

Making the choice to report to law enforcement is one option that victims have. Law enforcement may ask victims to submit their bodies to forensic evidence collection. 

But none of this matters if police fail to properly investigate sex crimes.

People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws is a program of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center to monitor law enforcement responses to sexual violence, develop peer advocacy, and organize for criminal justice reform. We urge you to learn more about America’s hidden rape crisis, where it has been exposed, and why it matters. We invite you to take action and support our efforts to make sure law enforcement takes rape seriously.