Sexual assault is a serious problem—one that
affects the lives of hundreds of women, men, children,
adults and families in Wyoming every year. Any unwanted
sexual contact, either physical or verbal, is a sexual
assault. All forms of sexual assault are violating and
What to do if you are sexually assaulted.
Seek medical attention.
You need to be checked for injury, pregnancy, and
STDs. Following an assault, there may be complications you
are not immediately aware of and for which a doctor can
check. Contact your local sexual assault program to
accompany you to the ER and to learn
about available services.
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center
(PFML/CVC) provides national Helpline community support
and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex
offender management and sexual assault prevention. We
are a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center and
are funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the
National Megan’s Law Helpline to support the community
when sex offender notifications are implemented and to
provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when
registrants are failing to comply with registration
requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose
a risk to public safety.
Wyoming Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
The Wyoming Division of Victim Services (DVS) is
committed to improving the response to sexual assault
victims through administering programs dedicated to serving
victims of sexual assault. There is a sexual assault
program in each county throughout Wyoming. These programs
provide 24-hour hotline services, medical, legal and social
services advocacy, court accompaniment, crisis intervention
and peer support groups.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs have
Registered Nurses (RN) who have advanced education and
clinical preparation in conducting forensic medical
examinations of sexual assault victims and who dramatically
improve the quality of care for victims of sexual assault.
Experienced SANES offer victims of sexual assault compassion
and a commitment to preserving their dignity, expertise in
identifying physical trauma and psychological needs, skill
in coordinating appropriate care and referrals, knowledge
about what evidence to look for and how to document injuries
and other forensic evidence, and expertise in how to
preserve forensic evidence for later use in court.
Sexual Assault Response Teams
Coordinated sexual assault response teams or
programs are generally designed to ensure that victims are
provided with a broad range of necessary care and services
(legal, medical, social services) and to increase the
likelihood that the assault can be successfully prosecuted.
Often, such programs or teams include a forensic examiner,
a sexual assault advocate, a prosecutor, and a law
enforcement officer. All responders follow specific
protocols that set out their responsibilities in treating
and providing services to victims of sexual assault.
Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
The mission of the Coalition is to support its
members as well as the citizens of Wyoming in the interest
of accomplishing more together than alone for advocacy and
safety for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Through a unified voice, the Coalition is committed to
social change, education and systems advocacy for a
nonviolent society, respect for individuals having control
of their own lives and the rights of victims and their
Violence Resource Center
A comprehensive collection and distribution center
for information, research and emerging policy on sexual
violence intervention and prevention.
RAINN | Rape, Abuse
and Incest National Network
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault
organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault
Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault,
help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to