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Supporting Trans Victims of Crime (compiled)

  • by
  • michael munson

June 1, 2017

VOCA supporting trans victims palm card front

Resources for friends, loved ones, and community members

Trans and non-binary people experience high rates of violence and victimization (including bullying, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and hate-motivated bias).

We all lean on loved ones, friends, colleagues, and professionals, especially during difficult times.  Knowing how to best support trans and non-binary loved ones and friends after a crime can help reduce the long-term effects of trauma and strengthen your relationship.   Here are some things you can do:

  • Listen
  • Reassure
  • Empower
  • Recruit your own support
  • Gently help the survivor stay connected
  • Be patient

Resources for loved ones and community members:


Resources for victim service providers: