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Media Inquiries

As part of our vision to end sexual violence through healing and social change, BARCC is committed to raising awareness of sexual violence and the issues surrounding it. The news media can play a powerful role in educating the public about sexual violence, and we are happy to work as partners with and resources for our colleagues in the news media to provide accurate information to the community.

If you are working on a story about sexual violence, please e-mail us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We can provide facts, current research, expert commentary, and, in some limited cases, survivor contacts. In order to respect the privacy of those we serve as well as that of our staff, please observe the following BARCC policies regarding media and publicity:

  • All media requests should be e-mailed to Jessica Atcheson, BARCC's marketing and communications manager, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • BARCC does not generally permit photographs to be taken on-site at our offices. We may be able to supply you with our own photos or stock photographs for use.
  • We can sometimes, with advance notice, connect reporters with survivors who have agreed to share their story. BARCC does not share information about survivors or their stories unless granted prior permission by the survivor.
  • Since many survivors are likely to read media stories related to BARCC or to sexual assault, we ask that our hotline number (800-841-8371) be included in the body of a story or in a sidebar.

Note: If you are a student looking to speak to someone solely for a class project or assignment that will not be published, please submit requests to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at least two weeks in advance. 

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