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New Resource Available: How a Lawyer Can Help

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is proud to announce the release of our newest resource — How a Lawyer Can Help. This trifold brochure will be provided to partner agencies and used in outreach conducted throughout our service area to educate survivors on the many ways […]

In the News: Sex-assault survivors can get legal services

From the El Paso Times: According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 530 sexual assaults were reported in the El Paso area in 2014. A 2015 study from the University of Texas at Austin estimates that less than 10 percent of victims report their assault to law enforcement. Through partnerships with the […]

LASSA Welcomes New Partner Tralee Crisis Center

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and the Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project are proud to welcome our newest partner agency — Tralee Crisis Center! Tralee Crisis center is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 corporation funded by federal and state grants and donations, citizens, and the United Way. They serve victims from Carson, […]

It’s time to #TurnTexasTeal

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and its Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project are proud to join organizations throughout the state and #TurnTexasTeal during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Nearly one in three Texans will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, with women being twice as likely to be victimized as […]

LASSA in the News: Help for RGV sex assault survivors

From The Monitor: April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, a 30-day campaign, which aims to raise awareness on how to prevent sexual violence in America. Sexual assault is a horrific crime and, chances are, we all know someone who has been affected by it. Nearly one in three Texans will experience sexual assault […]

LASSA in the News: New aid for sex assault survivors

From the Corpus Christi Caller Times: According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 500 sexual assaults were reported in Nueces County in 2014. A 2015 study from the University of Texas at Austin estimates that less than 10 percent of victims report their assault to law enforcement. Through a partnership with the […]

LASSA Welcomes New Partner Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is proud to welcome our newest partner agency — the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. DARCC provides survivors and their loved ones the resources they need to reclaim their lives. Staff and trained advocates are available to help those impacted by […]

16th Annual LASA Conference Registration Now Open

Registration for the 16th Annual Legal Alliance for Survivors of Abuse Cross-Training Conference is now open! Registration for the conference is by invitation only. Invitees should have received a password to access the registration form. If you did not receive a password, please contact lassa@trla.org. The deadline to register is April 10th.

Mind the Gap: Who’s Missing from the Movement

This week, TRLA and LASSA advocates joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) for their annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference was Mind the Gap: Who’s Missing from the Movement. TAASA’s annual conference is a statewide opportunity for advocates and professionals to learn and share information around emerging issues in sexual assault prevention and […]