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The Rape Crisis Service of Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region believes every person should be free from sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. To this end, the program assures personal support and advocacy for victims and significant others of sexual assault and violence.
Staff members and trained volunteer counselors support victims in the areas of medical needs, psychological support, police intervention and legal prosecution.
Information provided through prevention education and professional training programs increases awareness and improves societal response to sexual violence in the community and creates a society less vulnerable to sexual violence.
The Rape Crisis Service of PPRSR provides crisis intervention and support services to women, children, and men who are victims of sexual assault and their significant others.
Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide information and support enabling the client to make informed choices concerning medical, legal and counseling needs while offering advocacy and information about victim's rights.
Counselors also offer short-term counseling sessions and legal and medical accompaniment. Services are free and confidential!
Our regional Rape Crisis program currently serves five counties: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming.
Services in these counties include:
- Crisis intervention for sexual assault survivors and their significant others
- Short-term counseling (six to eight sessions)
- Support through medical examinations and treatment
- Advocacy and support during interaction with law enforcement
- Court accompaniment
- Individual consultations with professionals
- Community education programs
- Professional training programs
- Referrals for additional needed services
Volunteers are a crucial component to the Rape Crisis Service.
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