The purpose of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to help support rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.
Established in 2003, the foundation assists rape victims’ families with travel expenses during the litigation process.
This is the only organization of its kind in the United States.
The mission of It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to empower sexual assault victims become survivors and facilitate the prosecution of the offenders. We provide financial, emotional and advocacy assistance to the victims at time of the trial. The support of family and friends is key to bringing a strong survivor into the courtroom. The Foundation does this by providing funds for transportation and lodging to a family member or friend to be present throughout the trial for support. Having these important people attend the criminal trial to support their loved one has shown a dramatic increase in conviction rates. But more importantly, it means no victim is ever alone.
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