New Jersey Sexual Assault Survey Aims for Greater Understanding of Victims’ Experiences

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Our state continues to forge ahead on behalf of sexual assault victims.

The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) recently launched a survey opportunity for Garden State survivors of sexual violence.

Since only a very small number of sexual assaults are ever reported to the police – less than one-fourth – the data submitted through the survey will help policy makers and government agencies understand victims’ experiences and needs better.

NJCASA Sexual Assault Survey Now Open for Participation

The voluntary survey contains about 30 questions and takes only about 10-15 minutes to complete. Those victims of sexual assault who are age 18 and older and who are also New Jersey residents are eligible to participate.

Survey participants, as well as other victims, also have the option to participate in an in-person interview. The purpose of the interviews is to gather additional context about their experiences.

You can find the survey link at this NJCASA website. You have until October 6th to participate.

NJCASA Expects Survey Results To Be Useful in Policy and Services

According to Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of NJCASA, the coalition will use the survey results to identify gaps in services, guide policy development and improve the outcomes for sexual violence survivors. Teffenhart expects survey highlights to be available early in 2020.

NJCASA’s programs serve an average of 10,000 survivors annually; of these, only about 1,300 are ever reported to the police. As reported in, Teffenhart believes that the 1.8 million New Jersey sexual assault survivors represent only a fraction of the survivors.

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