Below you'll find a recap of what we accomplished together in 2016. Thank you for making our work possible. As we press forward into the new year, we hope you will continue to stand with us, and in doing so, with survivors.
We directly told over 700 survivors that they were believed, supported, and heard. We worked with over 20 survivors to file federal complaints to hold their institutions accountable for protecting civil rights. We referred many more to our extensive network of legal support and mental health professionals.
Prevention Through Education
Through speaking engagements alone, EROC reached 40,674 people, emphasizing the importance of believing survivors and engaging in every activism to end campus sexual assault.
EROC had great success in policy reform in 2016 at the local, state, and national levels. Most notably, in Virginia, we helped pass HB659 which mandates that students in health and family life curriculum learn about sexual violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and healthy relationships.