SIGN OUR PETITION TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF
Signatures and counting! This petition was created to support victim-centered approaches to sexual assault. We started the petition because police departments, prosecutor’s offices, and college campuses are sometimes attacked for enacting victim-centered and trauma-informed responses to sexual assault. To learn more about these attacks, please read the history of Start by Believing and our detailed response to false claims.
Victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches are recognized as best practices by people from of all walks of life, including professionals working inside and outside the criminal justice system, and members of the public, including sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These approaches help to ensure fairness, by supporting thorough and professional investigations, without compromising Constitutional rights to due process. Together, we can help sexual assault victims seek justice one response at a time, because every response matters. YOUR response matters.
I support victim-centered approaches to sexual assault.