Legal Advocacy

Escort and assist survivors of sexual assault through the legal process of prosecution. May also include  a Sexual Assault Protective Order

Know Your Options

Anger or frustration

If you or someone you know has recently (within the last 72 hours) been sexually assaulted you are encouraged to go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. 

24-Hour Crisis Line

Trained staff available to answer sexual assault crisis calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Any unwanted or non-consensual sexual contact forced on an individual by someone else. 

Depression and anxiety 

Your Options Include:

1. Getting a Forensic Medical Exam to collect evidence and reporting to law enforcement.

2. Getting a Forensic Medical Exam and not reporting to law enforcement (Evidence is stored if you decide to report later).

3. Not participating in a Forensic Medical Exam and having a standard exam for any injuries you may have sustained.

4. To have a medical advocate present during the exam to discuss options and to ensure that your rights are protected. 



Sexual Assault Services

For more information regarding counseling services contact Paige Pellegrin at 985-872-0757 and for all other inquires, please call the crisis line number below: 

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868


1 in 6 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime 

A sense of loss of control over his/her life

The act of sexual touching that is unwanted or non-consensual. This term is mostly used in the case of children or juveniles. 

Rape

Flashbacks of the assault

Medical Adovcacy

Provides support and advocacy for survivors during a forensic medical exam

Feelings of powerlessness and helplessness

Common Reactions to Sexual Assault

What is sexual assault?

Trouble concentrating

Secondary Survivors

Individual and group counseling for family and friends of survivors of sexual assault

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Molestation 

Counseling

Individual and group counseling for adults and children who are survivors of sexual assault

Sexual Assault Services Available

Non-consensual or forced sex with someone. Rape can include forcing a body part or object into the vagina, rectum, or mouth. A perpetrator may be someone you know (an acquaintance), a family member, someone you are in an intimate relationship with, or a stranger. 

1 (800) 777-8868

Fear of being alone or in crowds

To preserve the evidence from the assault, you should not do the following things before seeking medical attention:

Take a shower

Brush your teeth

Use the bathroom

Feelings of self-blame or guilt

Occurs when a mind-altering substance is administered to the victim without his/her knowledge or consent and a sexual assault occurs. 

Community Education

Provides presentations, workshops, and training sessions to raise awareness and educate the community about sexual assault

Sponsorship Levels