Advocates provide crisis intervention for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones including:
Phone or face-to-face crisis intervention and support; support is provided regardless of when the assault occurred or if the crime was reported to law enforcement
Referral resources specific to the needs and wants of the survivor
Referral to public health department for aftercare examination and screenings for sexually transmitted infections
Assistance filing Victims’ Compensation forms
Judicial Accompaniment & Support
Legal accompaniment throughout the judicial process including accompaniment to law enforcement interviews and in the courtroom.
Trainings are provided to medical, legal, law enforcement and other agencies involved with survivors of sexual assault. Topics covered in these trainings include the impact of trauma, trauma informed investigations and Rape Response services. Rape Response is happy to provide speakers to local organizations in an effort to raise awareness and provide education about sexual assault.
Education & Community Awareness
Let’s Talk prevention programs are provided to middle, high school and college students, as well as their parents, in our six county service area. Advocates also participate in various community awareness events, sharing information on sexual assault and services provided Rape Response.
Sexual Assault Response Team Coordination
Rape Response hosts quarterly SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) meetings, which are designed to review cases and evaluate systemic responses to better meet the needs of survivors of sexual assault. Members of SART include law enforcement, prosecutors, and SANEs (sexual assault nurse examiners). Rape Response is proud to maintain strong collaborative partnerships, which in turn help to provide survivors with the best collective response.
All services provided by Rape Response are free and confidential.
In eight out of ten rape cases, the victim knows the perpetrator.
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