News & Announcements

Response to Cleveland Police Detective Dereliction of Duty

November 11, 2021

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Issues Response to Cleveland Police Detective Dereliction of Duty Ignored DNA match in rape case Today, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) issued the following statement in response to a Cleveland police detective facing two misdemeanor charges that accuse him of lying to prosecutors during a 2019 rape investigation and failing to...continue

Melissa Winfield Named Chief People & Culture Officer

September 23, 2021

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) has named Melissa Winfield as Chief People & Culture Officer. Ms. Winfield will lead diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and develop the strategy and execution of attracting, retaining, engaging, motivating and developing talent. Melissa comes to CRCC with a wealth of nonprofit leadership experience having served for the last decade...continue

New Hours

September 13, 2021

  Updated Hours for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Offices To increase access to comprehensive healing services for survivors in our community, we are pleased to announce new hours at our Clark-Fulton, Mentor, Shaker Square, and Westlake offices. New Hours  Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. –...continue

Urgent Call to Action: Contact Senator Cirino and Senator Dolan

June 3, 2021

Dear Friend: This is urgent. Will you use your voice in support of survivors today? Over the past few years, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has experienced significant funding cuts. Tomorrow morning, the Senate Finance Committee will meet to determine their recommendations for the state budget for the next two years. We’re calling on residents of...continue

Updated Health and Safety Guidelines

August 5, 2021

If you or a loved one have experienced rape or sexual abuse, no matter how long ago, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is here for you.   Options for Accessing Services Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s counseling, victim assistance, and case management services are available remotely via telehealth and teleservices, as well as in person. In-person counseling, victim assistance and...continue

A response from Sondra Miller to the question, “Is intoxication a detail we should report in rape cases?”

April 14 2021

Earlier this week, Chris Quinn, editor of, wrote an op-ed titled, “Is intoxication a detail we should report in rape cases?” The answer is no. And Cleveland Rape Crisis Center stands behind the sentiments of the rape survivor who raised this question. She has already articulated that the decision to report that two women...continue

Sexual Assault Awareness Month & New Human Trafficking Drop-In Center

April 1, 2021

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Kicks-Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month Expands with Official Opening of NEW Drop-In Center to Serve Survivors of Human Trafficking Cleveland Rape Crisis Center marks this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with activities, films, discussions and the official opening of the new Human Trafficking Drop-in Center. The entire month of April...continue

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar of Events

March 23, 2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month The following is a list of events taking place in Northeast Ohio during Sexual Assault Awareness Month which Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is either hosting, partnering to present, or participating in, to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse in our community.   Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar April 6, 2021...continue

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