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Resources for Victims

The Victim Rights Law Center is the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to advocating for the civil legal needs of sexual assault survivors.  The VRLC provides direct legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Multnomah and Washington Counties, Oregon

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, we believe you have the right to make your own choices about how to respond to what has happened to you.  Our goal is to give sexual assault victims information regarding their civil legal needs to reclaim their lives.  Please review the VRLC's area of expertise.

The VRLC provides holistic civil legal services to sexual assault victims, particularly to traditionally underserved populations such as: male victims; youth and college-age victims; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender victims; victims with disabilities; low-income urban victims, including immigrants; and victims living in rural communities.

Click here for "Your Voice, Your Choice: A Survivor Media Guide."

Wondering about all this Title IX talk? You can click here to see our guide to help you better understand your rights. While reading through the guide, it is important to know that at times, Title IX tells schools what they must do. At other times, Title IX gives guidance on what schools should do. There's a big difference legally, but we wanted you to be aware of both.


"The Victim Rights Law Center changed the course of my life.  From the person who answers the phone, to the intern who helped me with my Christmas gifts, and of course, to the lawyers who have helped me, you are all amazing.  You gave me back control.  You gave me back control of my life.  You helped me go from victim to victor." - VRLC Client

"I feel like this is just the beginning.  You put me on a path and brought so much of my life together.  You helped me make sense of things."  - VRLC Client

"Your genuine kindness and generosity would never be forgotten, it is forever imprinted in my heart.  I will remember you and pass this story of miracle along to others, to help uplift their faith." - VRLC Client