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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. In support of this campaign, has compiled civil legal information and resources that can help sexual assault survivors and educate communities. Civil legal issues frequently encountered by survivors of sexual assault include obtaining protective and restraining orders; making new family arrangements; addressing housing and employment issues; securing victim and public benefits; and connecting with medical and mental health aid.

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Statewide LASSA Hotline

Sexual assault survivors can call (844) 303-7233 for free and confidential legal education, advice, representation, and other resources.

Articles About Sexual Assault

Information on obtaining a protective order, safety planning, and other resources available for survivors.
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Guide: I need a Sexual Assault Protective Order.

A guide for getting a court order to protect you from someone who sexually assaulted you.

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Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault Network

The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) network is comprised of nine legal aid organizations providing free legal services to survivors of assault in Texas.

Members include the Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Texas Advocacy Project, Catholic Charities of DallasTahirih Justice CenterLone Star Legal AidCatholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance, Equal Justice CenterTexas Legal Services Center, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault is made possible by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation