Arlington County’s Project PEACE is the coordinated community response dedicated to advancing the most effective and efficient array of education, prevention, protection, and support services to end domestic and sexual violence in the community. In 2019, Project PEACE published the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Protocols(PDF, 2MB), a county-wide, cooperative effort that outlines how service providers respond to calls from victims impacted by sexual assault. These protocols also define how ACPD, the INOVA Forensic Assessment and Consultation Team, and Doorways for Women and Families respond to and coordinate services.
How should you handle a rape attempt? It depends on your physical and emotional state, the situation and the rapist’s personality. There are no hard and fast, right or wrong answers. Surviving is the goal.