Safe Center – Sexual Assault Response Team
The Sexual Assault Response Team provides victims of sexual assault compassionate expert service in response to extreme trauma. The Team consists of local police, Memorial Healthcare forensic nurses and SafeCenter advocates. The Team is activated in three ways: (1) a victim contacts the local police; (2) a victim contacts SafeCenter; or (3) a victim goes directly to the Memorial Healthcare emergency department. Police investigate the crime, the forensic nurse collects the evidence and the SafeCenter advocate provides emotional support, advocacy and after care. By intervening in a compassionate expert way, victims feel supported and begin their journey to wellness.