Rape Response serves victims/survivors of sexual abuse/assault, ages 13 and older, as well as their loved ones who may also be impacted by an assault. We serve survivors of any type of sexual abuse/assault, no matter how long ago it happened. Some reach out immediately for options and support while others have waited years to tell anyone. Rape Response Advocates are ready to listen whenever you are ready to seek support. It’s never too late to get help.
All services provided by Rape Response are free and confidential. Our service area includes Dawson, Habersham, Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin and White Counties in Georgia.
Counseling and support groups are available for survivors of sexual assault.
We have SANE trained Registered Nurses available to perform private Forensic Medical Exams. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will collect evidence, examine and document any injuries and offer preventative treatment for possible pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Advocates provide crisis intervention for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones including:
Legal accompaniment throughout the judicial process including accompaniment to law enforcement interviews and in the courtroom.
Training is provided to medical, legal, law enforcement and other agencies involved with survivors of sexual assault. Topics covered in these trainings may include: the impact of trauma, trauma informed investigations and Rape Response services. Rape Response is happy to provide speakers for local organizations in an effort to raise awareness and provide education about sexual assault.
Let’s Talk© education 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.
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.
Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault