IDVSA and BBR developed and implemented a statewide survey to a broad and diverse set of providers who serve survivors of sexual violence, then conducted a collaborative analysis of the survey findings with a specific focus on service availability and service gaps. The Part 1 report below offers findings on baseline availability of resources for sexual assault survivors across Texas as well as unmet needs, capacity limitations, and the impact of COVID-19 on service providers. We presented those findings in a report to the Office of the Texas Governor along with an inventory list of resources for survivors across the state to inform the creation of a comprehensive statewide service directory in the future.
This study is the first in a two-part project by IDVSA and BBR on sexual assault-specific services, resources, and needs. See the Part 2 page for more information and the second report from this project based on interviews with survivors and parents/guardians of child survivors.
- Bruce Kellison
- Noël Busch-Armendariz
- Matt Kammer-Kerwick
- Caitlin Sulley
- Victoria “Torie” Camp
- Deirdre Rabideau
- Stepha Dragoon
- Susan Sookram
- Melanie Susswein
- Resources for Texas Sexual Assault Survivors: Inventory and Survey Findings on Services, Gaps, and Accessibility (2020)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Resources for Texas Sexual Assault Survivors Inventory and Survey Findings on Services, Gaps, and Accessibility.
The Executive Summary portion of the Resources for Texas Sexual Assault Survivors Inventory and Survey Findings on Services, Gaps, and Accessibility.
The Methods section of the Resources for Texas Sexual Assault Survivors Inventory and Survey Findings on Services, Gaps, and Accessibility.
The supplemental tables in Appendix F offer a more nuanced view of the data collected on service provision, referrals, and availability, including percentages as well as raw numbers on:
- Categories of services in which at least one service was provided by each provider type (baseline availability).
- The degree to which at least one service in a service category was rated by providers as “completely” meeting survivor needs, shown in percentage form by provider type.
- The degree to which participants report that at least one service in a service category has been available at normal levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, by provider type.
- The degree to which participants report providing a service (baseline availability) for each service category, by region.
- Services that were provided directly, by referral, or not at all, by region.
- Complete respondent ratings of the degree to which needs for specific services have been met, by region.
- Complete respondent ratings of the degree to which specific services were available during the COVID-19 pandemic, by region.
A presentation summarizing key findings from Part 1 and Part 2 of this project