Thank you for the work you do on behalf of sexual assault survivors. Your compassion and dedication often
represent the first step on a survivor's journey of recovery. Through you, they have their first encounter with
the possibility of healing from their trauma.
I am honored to be able to stand among you as you work to combat this violence and shine the light of hope
The manual you hold is designed to complement the film, A Body of Evidence, a rape-kit training film Joyful
Heart created with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive
tool that complements your work and enables you to be as knowledgeable and informed as possible in your
mission to serve survivors better.
I am humbled by your dedication and emboldened by your courage.
Joyfully, and with much gratitude,
To view the handbook online, please see our electronic version.
To download the PDF version of the handbook, click on the image below.