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Request for proposals: Resources for advocates working with male survivors of sexual assault

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Resources for advocates working with male survivors of sexual assault


The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is a non-profit, statewide organization working to end sexual violence, and advocate for the rights and needs of all sexual assault victims and survivors. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a project of PCAR, whose mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.


Through this project, NSVRC provides technical assistance nationally to address the needs of male survivors of sexual violence across the lifespan. It creates opportunities for developing collaboration between technical assistance providers serving the needs of sexual assault survivors, and supports all grant programs and community organizations that may interact with male survivors of sexual violence.

Our Audience

The focus of this project is on advocates at sexual assault centers.


NSVRC seeks to create podcasts, blogs, and other resources on a variety of topics relevant to reaching and working with male survivors of sexual assault. We are seeking proposals from those with relevant insight and experience to serve as guests to be interviewed for a podcast and/or to write a blog, or propose another useful resource. Preferred candidates would have an understanding of male socialization and sexual assault across the lifespan.

Topics of interest to NSVRC include, but are not limited to: expressions of trauma for men; best practices providing services to male survivors; working with formerly incarcerated male survivors; successful community partnerships for serving male survivors; working in drug and alcohol systems; addressing vicarious trauma for advocates; reaching male survivors, including through agency/program name changes to be gender inclusive; sexual violence in institutions.

Scope & Compensation

2-4 hours to record a podcast or write a blog, including time to prepare. Successful candidates must agree to work within NSVRC’s publication standards and to coordinate with NSVRC to meet the needs of the project. Proposal should include rate not to exceed Department of Justice maximum consultant rate of $81.25/hour, not to exceed $650/day.


RFP Sent: February 18, 2020

Responses Due: March 20, 2020

Send questions and proposals to: Louie Marven, Training Specialist, National Sexual Violence Resource Center,