IDVSA and BBR collaborated on a two-part study on service needs and availability for sexual assault and abuse survivors in Texas. This research was sponsored by the Office of the Texas Governor Public Safety Office and was a component of House Bill 1590, passed in the 86th legislative session, which created the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force. Our findings support the Task Force’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the service system for sexual assault and abuse survivors in Texas with data-driven strategies.
To learn more about each phase of this project and to access the reports and summaries, visit the Part 1 and Part 2 pages listed below.
- Based on a survey of service providers statewide, this study provides both a general and nuanced view of services and resources available in Texas for sexual assault and abuse survivors, and identifies capacity limitations that strain the service system.
- Based on in-depth interviews with adult survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual abuse and parents/guardians of child survivors of sexual abuse, this study details findings on survivor experiences and needs (met and unmet) with nine different types of formal services as well as a Recovery Journey Framework on the stages and barriers in survivors’ journeys toward recovery and healing.
We are grateful beyond measure to each survivor who participated in this study or considered participating. We honor your courage to share your lived experiences in pursuit of hope, healing, and resources for other survivors.