About Us

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) is the coalition of Kentucky's 13 Regional Rape Crisis Centers. The representatives of each of the 13 Rape Crisis Centers make up KASAP's Board of Directors. Since it was established in 1990, KASAP has served as a central point of contact on sexual violence issues in Kentucky. 
 
We are committed to serving all survivors and working toward the prevention of sexual violence.  As part of this, we acknowledge that sexual violence does not happen in a vacuum; it impacts different groups in different ways.  We recognize that each individual survivor and community member come to our programs with diverse backgrounds and multi-layered identities that affect their access to medical and rape crisis services, experience with the Justice system, needs, and  feelings of safety.  As our organization learns and grows, we commit to expanding our resources specific to sexual violence in traditionally marginalized populations.  Though the following list is by no means exhaustive, we hope that these links to community organizations will serve as a starting point for anyone seeking more information. Please contact your local rape crisis center for region-specific information. 
 
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 provides technical assistance to member programs and other professionals; advocates for improvements in public policy; fosters coalition building among members and those with common concerns; and promotes prevention and public awareness regarding sexual violence and related issues.