PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST RAPE
The mission of PCAR is to work to eliminate all forms of sexual violenceand to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual violence. AtPCAR's core is the statewide network of sexual violence centers that work in concert with PCAR to administer quality services to survivors and theirsignificant others. PCAR centers provide 24-hour services, seven days a week, including free and confidential crisis intervention; individual andsupport group counseling; hospital, court, and police accompaniment;prevention education within schools and the community; and informationand referrals. In addition to providing technical assistance in a variety of areas, the role of PCAR is to oversee the sexual violence centers' contracts;monitor relevant legislation and public policy issues; provide library resources and educational trainings; and create public awareness/preventioncampaigns for statewide implementation.
PCAR wishes to thank Rachel Shupp, BSW, Shippensburg University, classof 2006, for her work on this guide. As part of her senior-year internshipat PCAR, Rachel researched the issue of prison rape extensively, visiting various prisons throughout Pennsylvania and responding to letters fromvictims of prison rape. These experiences and Rachel's compassion forvictims helped inform this publication.Copyright © 2006The content of this publication may be reprinted with the following acknowledgement: This material was reprinted from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's publication entitled,
Meeting the Needs of PrisonRape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates
This guide is available on our website: pcar.org