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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Beth Butler says that many rape victims feel guilty.
Her role, along with the other ISVAs, is to make people understand that only the perpetrator is to blame.
A forensic nurse explains that the specialist rape centre is a place for all types of rape and sexual assault victims.
Joan Barton is part of the team who examine rape victims after they've been attacked, to help gather evidence which could be used in a trial.
Tyne Tees cameras have been allowed inside one of the region's specialist rape centres, to show the work they do with victims.
The North East has three Sexual Assault Referral Centres or 'SARCs' - more than most regions in the UK.