SurvJustice: Increasing the Prospect of Justice for Survivors

SurvJustice is a national not-for-profit organization that increases the prospect of justice for survivors by holding both perpetrators and enablers of sexual violence accountable. SurvJustice provides effective legal assistance to survivors to enforce their rights in campus, criminal, and civil systems of justice. SurvJustice also provides technical support and resources to empowers activists creating systematic change in their communities. Finally, SurvJustice provides comprehensive trainings to support institutions that prevent and address sexual violence. By working on all fronts, SurvJustice decrease the prevalence of sexual violence throughout the nation.

echo-green-survjusticeIn 2015, SurvJustice Founder Laura Dunn became a Global Fellow and as a results SurvJustice is currently supported by Echoing Green.

Justice for Survivors

At SurvJustice, we believe that perpetrators and enablers of sexual violence must be held accountable. We do this by ensuring that survivors have effective legal help designed to:

  • Enforce their rights in campus disciplinary hearings
  • Assist attorneys with criminal investigations
  • Assist with witnesses in both criminal and civil legal proceedings

Resources for the Community

Whenever necessary, we can help with training classes for advocates, for law enforcement agencies and for schools and associations. We understand that not everyone understands the rights and responsibilities that schools and law enforcement has under the Clery Act and Title IX and we are happy to provide that education. In addition, we work with groups to help educate students, parents and faculty members about sexual violence and how it can be stopped.

Activists Who Need Help

In addition to the various resources we offer to groups all over your community, we can also help you effect real change. If there are insufficient laws on the books in your state to protect victims of sexual violence, we can help by making presentations during committee meetings or in workgroups. We provide all the resources you need to help ensure legislative bodies have the information they need to understand how serious this problem is on campuses and how it impacts your community.

You can get involved by donating, volunteering your time or by working for us. We are here to help and if you want to know more about our work we can be reached through our online form or by calling us at (202) 600-7839.