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Causes: Crime & Law, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Sexual Assault Services

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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My story is very horrible and I do not wish this happen with any one...It was very bad and lets just leave it at that....It was the worst moment of our lives and GSAC helped us during those times....This is just that place you will remember as god created for serving people in need...this is true form of selfless help and humanity....this guys are doing a very wonderful job....we wish we could volunteer here to provide help to other victims, same as we received...but the city has left us with scars which cannot be removed...so we moved out of that place and and least we can do is donate so others can keep doing the good job they are doing....Big Thanks to all what they did to us...but there is no way our appreciation can match the amount of help we received from GSAC and specially during our worst moments of life .......all I can say is, which ever god they pray to should bless them with all the happiness they wish for and fulfill their dreams and wishes....I wish them a very happy life...This truly is a very wonderful place...and please keep helping people...

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5 marina-peed

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.