Community Responses to Sexual Assault

(CRSA) Research Group 


Director: Dr. Rachael Goodman-WIilliams


The Community Responses to Sexual Assault Research Group focuses on understanding and improving how communities respond to sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence. Our partners include rape crisis centers, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), and law enforcement agencies. We work to understand the interactions between survivors and the systems that respond to them, and to provide research that can inform policy development and systems change. Additional areas of research include posttraumatic stress, informal social support, trauma-informed research methods, mandatory reporting policies, and organizations' decision-making related to the implementation of violence prevention programs.


Faculty: Dr. Goodman-Williams
435 Jabara Hall
rachael.goodman-williams@wichita.edu