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A decision to file a civil lawsuit bases on sexual assault or sexual abuse requires careful consideration. For some survivors, a civil suit can be an empowering experience and an important step in the healing process. The information contained in the guide linked below can help you determine whether a civil suit meets your needs. Consult your attorney, counselor or other trusted individuals when making this decision.

A Guide to Civil Lawsuits (2007)

This is a practical guide for those considering filing a civil lawsuit. The Guide is only available electronically.

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