GWINNETT SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 1329 Duluth GA 30096 USA

Mission: GSAC-CAC provides medical and psychological support as well as legal advocacy to persons victimized by sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We also provide the community with educational and prevention programs. GSAC-CAC treats all with respect and dignity in a safe, caring environment.
Results: 2012 Direct Victim Services Statistics (January – October): 3,763 individuals Forensic Medical Exams: 219 Crisis Calls: 1,070 Other Forensic Services: 15 Advocacy: 793 Forensic Interviews: 111 Legal Services: 1,286 Assist w/Court Cases: 76 Counseling Referrals: 193 67% of our victims are under age of 18 83% are under age of 22.
Target demographics: GSAC serves anyone who has been victimized by rape, sexual assault, or child sexual abuse, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation.
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 3,800 people receive direct services each year.
Geographic areas served: GSAC can provide forensic medical exams for anyone assaulted in Georgia. Primary Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton counties Cities: Berkeley Lake, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Snellville, Suwanee
Programs: Programs and services provided include: * 24-hour crisis line/ support line for allied professionals * 24-hour crisis intervention support * 24/7 forensic-medical evidentiary exam and GBI- SAEK evidence collection * Victim Advocacy; Medical Advocacy; Family Advocacy Legal Advocacy Services * 24/7 Forensic Interviews (child and adolescent) * Free legal aid services for victims with civil issues resulting from the sexual assault/abuse. * Community awareness and education * Professional training for schools, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, medical and mental health professionals. * College campus presentations * Consultation for schools, media, government agencies, publications and educational films. * Georgia Adolescent & Adult Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Trainings provided statewide; * Georgia Pediatric-Advanced SAE/ SANE Training Programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I began my involvement with the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center in 1992 as a crisis volunteer. I have seen the value of GSAC-CAC's services to victims of sexual assault and molestation over the years. Spouses, parents, siblings, and friends receive support in how to best support the victim and adjust post-assault. The forensic evidence collected at the Center helps to bring justice to the perpetrators. The Support Groups are invaluable to victims who strive to move from victim to survivor to thriver. Crimes of a sexual nature are uncomfortable for people to talk about, much less seek help. I'm glad that GSAC-CAC is here for the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of rape victims and parents of children who have been molested. Their shock and fear and grief are met with kindness, compassion, and helpful practical advice by the staff and trained volunteers. No one expects this could happen to them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

quite simply angels walking among us. They are available 24/7/365 and always put the clients first. They are professional, compassionate, and maintain confidentiality.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a state-of-the-art facility that provide more counseling, support groups, & public awareness. It could expand its partnerships with other nonprofits to support victims with legal, employment, and housing issues that result from the sex crimes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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