Rape Crisis Center Of Milford
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Issues: Mental Health
Location: 70 W River St Milford CT 06460 USA
Target demographics: We provide free and confidential services to anyone who is affected by sexual violence.
Geographic areas served: The Rape Crisis Center of Milford serves 7 towns in Connecticut-- Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, and West Haven.
Programs: Provide immediate support to victims through a 24/7 hotline 365 days. Hospital: Accompany victims to hospital and remain through exam.The State of CT Evidence Collection Kit has a number of steps which cause anxiety and stress. We provide info, comfort and reassurance, making certain victims are aware of their rights and options. Police: Victims must give a detailed description to the investigating officer. Advocates provide info & support, to empower the victim, assure them assault was not their fault, accompany to locate crime scenes, & perp ID. In child sexual assault, we accompany families to the Yale Child Sexual Abuse Clinic for foensic interview. Court: Ensure victims are informed of the status of the case, accompany to mtgs with court staff & prosecutors. If no plea, work with prosecutor to prepare for trial and prevent secondary trauma from having to testify in front of a judge, jury, defense & perpetrator in courtroom. After conviction, will assist in preparing impact statement for judge.
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