Our Mission

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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Projects

KASAP DOES NOT PROVIDE CRISIS SERVICES. If you or someone you know is in danger, PLEASE contact 911 or your local police.  For advocacy, counseling and referrals, find your local rape crisis center or contact the national RAINN hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

These options will put you in touch with an advocate who can talk with you about your situation, your safety, and the options available to you. All conversations are strictly confidential.

KASAP is actively involved in the following activities:


Training & Technical Assistance

  • Produce training tools and reference materials
  • Provide training for nurses, law enforcement officials, advocates, attorneys, and others, including Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training.
  • Co-sponsor Annual Ending Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Conference
  • Maintain Resource Library

Public Awareness & Prevention

  • Develop resources for sexual violence prevention, including models, messages, and strategies
  • Evaluate effectiveness of prevention, public awareness, and other activities
  • Promote March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Publish "Believe Me" Newsletter
  • Maintain website at www.kasap.org

Collaboration

  • Provide structure that promotes cooperation, support, and coalition building
  • Develop interdisciplinary relationships at the statewide level
  • Represent rape crisis centers on state level multi-disciplinary projects
  • Disseminate information that encourages widespread adoption of promising practices

Law & Public Policy

  • Monitor state and federal legislation
  • Perform policy review and analysis
  • Educate state officials and policy makers
  • Develop legal resources related to sexual violence
To submit questions or comments to KASAP, please complete the contact web form, or contact the appropriate KASAP staff member.

This project was supported by Grant Number VAWA ARRA-2009-KASAP-00034 awarded through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The Opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

- SERVICES PROVIDED ARE FUNDED EITHER IN PART OR COMPLETELY BY STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS -