About This Survey

With support from the Office for Victims for Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OVC), FORGE -- a national transgender organization specializing in sexual violence -- is seeking responses from a wide range of sexual assault service providers, sexual assault coalitions, SART/SANE teams, and allied sexual assault professionals on their current practices and training preferences.

The purpose of this survey is to help FORGE and the Office for Victims of Crime better understand the training needs of professionals working with sexual assault survivors and develop strategies and practices to meet these training needs. FORGE encourages multiple responses from individual agencies, as well as forwarding of this survey to other professionals or agencies who serve sexual assault survivors.

Reported results of this survey will not disclose any individual or agency’s name, or denote any identifying information about an individual or agency respondent. Results will highlight trends, needs, directions for further research, and recommendations about current and future training initiatives.

Survey deadline: Please respond before November 22, 2011.

About FORGE: FORGE is a progressive non-profit organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). FORGE is dedicated to helping move fragmented communities beyond identity politics and forge a movement that embraces and empowers our diverse complexities. FORGE has been improving the lives of transgender individuals, SOFFAs, and providers since 1994, building strong connections, providing resources, and empowering personal and professional growth.

FORGE has a long history of providing high quality publications, progressive trainings, inclusive and diverse support groups, large-scale events, engaging workshops, prompt and responsive technical assistance, and much more. FORGE remains on the cutting edge –modeling 100% inclusion, boldly addressing violence and trauma within the transgender and mainstream community(ies), dynamically constructing “reverse inclusion” events and publications, and respectfully creating ample space for dialogue and education on challenging issues.

For more information, please contact FORGE with any questions or comments at:

PO Box 1272
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Thank you for participating in this survey!

Michael Munson
Executive Director

Loree Cook-Daniels
Policy and Program Director

This project was produced by FORGE under 2009-SZ-B9-K003, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this survey are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position nor policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.