The Victim Advocates at the Sexual Assault Center are available to support, empower, and represent the rights of survivors of sexual assault.
Advocate services are available, in English and Spanish, to clients of the Sexual Assault Center and non-offending guardians of clients of the Sexual Assault Center as well as survivors of sexual assault in the Middle Tennessee region who are not currently receiving counseling services at the center.
Our advocates also provide support during the forensic medical-legal exam (rape kit) to gather evidence of the sexual assault.
Advocate services include:
Information and assistance in filing for Victim’s Compensation
Assistance navigating the criminal justice system
Assistance filing a police report
Referrals to community resources
Appropriate civil legal/attorney referrals
Information and assistance filing for an Order of Protection
Education/information regarding sexual assault statistics, definitions, and statutes
Technical support and training available to community groups and organizations upon request
The SAC advocacy team promises to do the following:
Never give an answer we are not 100% certain of. If we do not have the information you need when we meet, we will do our best to find it.
Never disperse personal case information without a signed release.
Provide you with the information you need to make a decision.
We will never make a decision for you; we will support whatever decision and/or course of action you determine is best for you.
Help you create a doable “Plan of Action” once you have decided upon a course of action.