Resources For Coalitions

Creating relationships to engage and learn.

Coalitions offer context, information, and support to empower local programs to make the best decisions for themselves in ways that mirror the work that advocacy programs do with survivors. Coalitions develop this context and information by having relationships across the whole state or territory, and constantly engaging with and learning from peers. RSP provides connection, learning, and support for all coalition staff, whether you are part of a new or emerging coalition or a seasoned veteran. RSP has resources to support coalitions’ work from training and TA to fiscal management to evaluation. The resources we have are organized by topic below for easy browsing. 

Many of these tools were developed in conversation with, or based on the experiences of, your coalition peers and highlight the best of what we collectively know. Use the map on this page to find your coalition’s specific TA provider or visit our Staff Page to see a list of all RSP staff.

In addition to providing the tools below, we are available to support coalition staff via…

  • Individual phone or email
  • Recurring online discussions
  • Position- and identity-specific calls
  • Organizational trainings
  • Conference presentations
  • Visits to your coalition

New to Sexual Assault Coalition Work or
Looking for a Refresher?

Start here. The resources in this section have been curated to provide you with a basic orientation to the why and how of sexual assault coalition work. Each sexual assault coalition is built to respond to the specific needs of their state or territory. And, there are some underlying philosophies, questions, and frameworks that are relevant across all coalition experiences. The resources in this section introduce those foundational concepts. Read something and have questions or want to talk more? Email or call us! 

Sexual Assault Coalition Foundations

Important Links

Office on Violence Against Women State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program Overview

Learn more about the State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program overview directly from OVW.

VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative – State Coalitions Program Reporting Form

VAWA MEI maintains the official forms required for the State Coalitions Program semi-annual progress reports. The list of program activities under question 10 of the State Coalitions Reporting form gives guidance on the role and function of a sexual assault coalition. is a comprehensive online resource for OVW technical assistance providers. They maintain a calendar that features many learning opportunities, recorded webinars, and information about OVW-funded TA providers.

JusticeGrants (JustGrants) Training

The Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains training and documentation for organizations that receive DOJ funds, including funds through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). In addition to the resources listed on the website, if you have a specific question about your OVW coalition grant in JustGrants, you can reach out to the OVW-specific help desk at:  or via phone at 866-655-4482.

Explore Coalition-Specific Resources by Topic

The strength of coalitions is in the interconnection of their diverse services and internal health. We have organized our publications and recorded webinars on these topics into relevant categories below.

Technical Assistance Topics

Available Resources

For additional resources on housing for sexual assault survivors, please see the Housing section on the For Advocacy Programs page.

Running SADI-Inspired Projects

Looking for resources to help you run cohorts or programs to expand sexual assault healing services in dual or multi-service agencies? We’ve assembled some tools, organized by topic, to help you succeed. Many of these resources were developed during the multi-year Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) and have tips for how coalitions can adapt the materials to their own projects.

Find SADI Resources by Goal

Online Training for
Coalitions’ Boards

Looking for some basic board training? You’re not alone! RSP and the National Network to End Domestic Violence created an online board orientation course that provides introductory, core training tools for coalitions and local programs to use with board members, executive directors, and agency staff about non-profit governance.

Board members can take this training at their own pace, on their own time. The course is broken down into stand-alone sections so you can use just the pieces you need to supplement a larger coalition board orientation. Sections can be viewed in any order.

If you want to talk with us about how other coalitions have used this training as part of a larger board orientation, contact an RSP Team Member. 

Please note, the course audio will play automatically as soon as you click the “View the Course” button below. Please check your volume before clicking on the button.

Find Your Peers

Would you like to connect with a fellow sexual assault coalition or funding administrator? We’ve made it easier than ever. Click on the map below to see each state or territory’s sexual assault coalition contact information, their RSP TA provider, SASP Administrating Agency, and RSP’s TA provider for administrators.

Would you like to connect with a fellow sexual assault coalition or funding administrator? We’ve made it easier than ever.

This box contains contact information for state and territorial sexual assault coalitions, SASP administrators, and their RSP TA providers. Select a state or territory from the map or the drop-down menu to view contacts by location.