The Sexual Assault Center offers advocacy services to individuals affected by sexual violence, free of charge. The Victim Advocates at the Sexual Assault Center are available to support, empower, and represent the rights of survivors of sexual assault. Advocacy services are available 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 here. Advocacy services are available at S.A.C. in English and Spanish. Advocacy services are available in person at both the Nashville and Clarksville offices.

Advocacy Services at S.A.C. include but are not limited to:

  • 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.

  • Advocacy services are available in English and Spanish.

The S.A.C. Advocacy Team promises to do the following:

  1. 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.

  2. Never disperse personal case information without a signed release.

  3. Provide you with the information you need to make a decision.

  4. We will never make a decision for you; we will support whatever decision and/or course of action you determine is best for you.

  5. Help you create a doable “Plan of Action” once you have decided upon a course of action.

Our Advocates

Jessica Labenberg
Advocacy Services Coordinator
 
Laura Pierceall
Victim Advocate
615.259.9055 ext. 309

 

Crisis & Support Line
1-800-879-1999
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