Many sexual assault survivors unaware free legal help is available

With continued financial support from the Texas Legislature, a community of legal advocates across the state will remain available to assist sexual assault survivors with the challenges that lie ahead.

Op-Ed (Texas)

Eva Guzman
Austin American-Statesman
March 29, 2017

Tags: Sexual Assault

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF)


Sexual assault is not just a criminal justice issue. Sexual assault is a public health and human rights issue that profoundly affects victims, their loved ones and society.

Nearly 1 in 3 adult Texans will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetime. In more than 70 percent of sexual assault cases, the perpetrator is someone within the victim’s circle of trust — a family member, friend or co-worker. In all cases, the experience is traumatic and life-altering.