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Statewide Survivor Survey


If you live in New Jersey and identify as a survivor of sexual violence, you are invited to complete a brief survey to help us answer the question, "How can New Jersey better meet the needs of sexual violence survivors/victims?" 

The following study, funded by a private foundation, is part of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (NJCASA) commitment to transforming policies to better serve survivors/victims and increase offender accountability. Established in 1981, NJCASA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting New Jersey’s county-based sexual violence service programs/rape crisis centers and the communities they serve. NJCASA works with these local programs, allied stakeholders, and leaders in government to support a robust sexual violence prevention and response infrastructure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a statewide sexual violence needs assessment has been conducted in New Jersey.

Participation in the survey is completely voluntary. The data you provide will be used to conduct quantitative statistical analyses. Study results may be used in public presentations and for policy development.

This survey is approximately 30 questions long and takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Please read and complete the following survey questionnaire – you may skip any questions or stop at any time. Continuing to the survey represents your consent and that you are over 18 years of age. 

If you need support, please call NJCASA’s 24-hour sexual violence hotline at 800-601-7200.

This survey will close on Sunday, October 6, 2019. For questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our research partners at, or to report technical difficulties, use the form here.

If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, you can call the Pearl Institutional Review Board at (317) 899-9341, extension 2.

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2. Do you live in New Jersey, either full-time or part-time?
3. Have you experienced sexual violence in your life? (The term "sexual violence" refers to incidents like sexual assault, rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, etc.) 
4. Did you experience an incident of sexual violence in New Jersey?
4. Did you tell anyone (friend, family member, coworker, close confidant, coach, faith-based leader, etc.) about this experience?
4. Did you reach out for any New Jersey-based help?  (ie: medical, law enforcement, courts, counseling, mental health, faith based, etc.)