Sexual Assault Advocacy Fund (SAAF)
Organized by: Lisa Richey
WE HAVE A PROBLEM. SEXUAL ASSAULT HAPPENS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
At UVA, sexual assault survivors come forward looking for justice. They need an unbiased, single point of contact that can help them navigate the criminal courts, the civil courts, and the University’s Title IX sexual misconduct process.
After a student bravely decides to come forward, SAAF is committed to giving that student a dedicated, professional legal advocate to help them navigate what course of action is right for them.
WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Ending sexual assault at UVA is a goal that requires all of us to get involved, whether you are a UVA alumnus, friend, or Charlottesville resident. We’ve found an experienced attorney, set up the mechanisms to ensure student survivors are referred to our attorney, hired a specialized service coordinator to set up a first appointment and be available for them whenever our attorney is in court or with other clients. We have tried to make it as easy as possible for all survivors at UVA to have a professional legal advocate.
But we need your help to pay for this service.
For more information, check out www.studentsaaf.org.
This fund was previously known as the UVrApe Alumni Victims Defense Fund.