Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

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SASP: Funding Organizations that Help Survivors Heal from the Trauma of Sexual Assault

The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) Formula Grant Program was created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. SASP is the first federal fund dedicated solely to assisting organizations that help survivors heal from the trauma of sexual assault.

SASP directs grant dollars to support rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental or tribal organizations providing core services, direct intervention and related assistance to those affected by sexual assault. Victims affected include adults, youth and children; family and household members of victims; and those collaterally affected by the victimization. Services include:

  • 24-hour sexual assault hotlines
  • crisis intervention services
  • medical care, criminal justice and social support accompaniment and advocacy
  • information and referral
  • short-term individual and group support counseling
  • culturally specific services including outreach activities for underserved communities

SASP Grant Awards

The 2016-2017 SASP Competitive Grant Awards (PDF) » were given through an application process to fund five projects serving nine counties across the state.

SASP Grant Priorities

The CVSD SASP Subcommittee developed priorities to determine which projects receive funding. Projects must:

  • enhance and strengthen meaningful access to population-specific and culturally-proficient services for victims of sexual assault who are members of an underserved population. This includes services to victims’ family and household members, as well as those collaterally affected.
  • direct funding to address one or more of the gaps identified in the Assessment of Services to Survivors of Sexual Assault Survey (PDF) » and the 2015 Sexual Assault Underserved Populations Survey (PDF) ». These include advocacy services, counseling and support group services, emergency financial support services, medical and legal accompaniment, system collaboration and outreach, and other locally documented services gaps.
  • direct funding to organizations demonstrating a track record of providing population-specific services.
  • enhance equitable distribution of grants and grant funds in rural areas.
  • prioritize distribution of grants and grant funds to organizations that fully meet the criteria for population-specific organizations.

SASP Grant Requirements

All SASP grantees must:

  • meet the 40-hour Oregon DOJ/DHS Training Requirement.
  • designate a Lead Sexual Assault Advocate to support victim access to sexual assault services and ensure that culturally-specific services are made available to marginalized or underserved communities.
  • receive an additional 24 hours of advanced sexual assault training. Training on population- and culturally-specific services and practices may substitute for a portion of the required training hours.

Contact SASP

Jeanette Ewald, Fund Coordinator

1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Phone: 503-378-6881
Email: Jeanette.Ewald@doj.state.or.us


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