our mission

The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, advocacy and research. The Alliance was founded in 2000 by rape crisis centers in New York City in order to advocate for the needs of survivors and the programs that serve them. Through public education, cutting-edge programming, advocacy for survivors and the pursuit of legal and policy changes, the Alliance continues to expand as a hub for resources and information about sexual violence.


Christina Ortiz,

Senior Prevention Coordinator

"I work at the Alliance because sexual violence is a human rights, social justice, public health, and criminal justice issue. By providing education and having honest conversations, we can create a culture of respect, safety, and equality."

Gena Jefferson,

LCSW, Educator

Saswati Sarkar,

Director of Finance

and Administration

"The most fulfilling part of my role is the opportunity to motivate change within historically underserved communities by fostering youth and community leadership."

Teri Rosenberg,

Director of Development

and Communications

"I welcome the opportunity to help the Alliance build the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence."

Mary Haviland,

Executive Director

"There’s particularly not enough material out there on sexual assault that’s sensitive to the diversity of New York City. This campaign was really meant to dig deeply into the cultural and racial context."




Senior Prevention Coordinator

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
32 Broadway, Suite 1101 New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-229-0345  x. 305 

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