Mission: The mission of the Rape Crisis Center of Milford, Inc. is to end sexual assault through education and to empower victims to regain control of their lives through high quality, comprehensive, and culturally competent sexual assault victim services.
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.