A sexual assault center is a facility that aims to assist victims of sexual violence and abuse. There are thousands of these centers throughout the country, and Atlanta itself is home to multiple centers. While each sexual assault center may be operated differently, they tend to offer similar, if not the same, services. There is no charge to victims who wish to utilize the services provided by a sexual assault center.
Typically, a sexual assault center offers around the clock crisis intervention support. Most offer victim, medical and family advocacy. Some sexual assault centers provide attorneys or legal assistance to victims who may not be able to afford them on their own. In addition to helping victims directly, some centers offer educational opportunities to law enforcement officers and other criminal justice professionals so that these people are better equipped to aid assault victims.
Some local centers include Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center and Child Advocacy Center, Grady Rape Crisis Center and other rape crisis centers. Any victim of sexual assault is encouraged to reach out to one of these centers for assistance. Emotional support is important to help a person begin to heal from such an assault.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a sexual assault, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in finding the help you need. You may also utilize the services of such an attorney to file a civil lawsuit for compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more.