Forensic Exam Accompaniment
When someone has been the victim of a sexual assault, many times they are unsure of what to do next. In the instance that a survivor calls our crisis hotline or the local hospital, staff can help them decide what they would like to do next. If a survivor decides to get medical treatment in Rensselaer, our advocates can accompany them for their exam. Our advocates are trained to offer support during Forensic Exams at the hospital in Rensselaer, Indiana. The advocate can answer questions, provide referrals, and offer comfort to a sexual assault survivor during this time.
Outreach Advocacy Services
The Crisis Center understands that not every survivor is ready to leave or even feels safe doing so. In some instances, a survivor might not need the Residential Services the Crisis Center offers but could be in need of other services. Because of this, advocates are available to meet with outreach clients on a one-on-one basis. These meetings can consist of safety planning, goal setting, helping with apartment/job hunting and applications, assistance with applying for public benefits, information about abuse and the cycle of violence, etc.
Sexual Assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim.
of sexual assault survivors know their perpetrator.
Every 98 seconds
an American is sexually assaulted.
1 in 10
rape victims are male.
Legal Advocacy/ Referrals
Crisis Center advocates- while unable to represent clients in court- can provide assistance with filing a protective order, accompaniment to court hearings related to their victimization, and referrals to licensed attorneys.
The mission of the North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center is to help end domestic violence in Jasper, Newton, and Pulaski counties by providing temporary shelter and services to victims and children of domestic violence and/or sexual assault through education, advocacy, and community intervention. We strive to build a community of hope by empowering victims to “break the silence” of violence. Our motto is, “Turning victims into survivors, helplessness into hope.”
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