We provide a wide range of services, geared towards clients' needs and based on a holistic model that encourages survivors to find their best path to healing. We strive to serve all clients professionally and efficiently providing
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the PRCC crisis hotline provides support and information to victims of sexual assault, their families and friends. The crisis line is supported by trained volunteer advocates and staff.
Reporting Options: In the state of Georgia, adult victims have the right to a free and confidential forensic exam, whether they desire law enforcement involvement or not. PRCC offers information in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, so that the victim can make the appropriate decision as it pertains to the individual.
Forensic Exam Accompaniment: Trained volunteer advocates and staff accompany victims to the hospital to offer support and information during the forensic exam process. This service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Exam Access: PRCC staff and Advocates are trained to offer exam options, as well as assisting adults in organizing and having access to a forensic exam in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. Exams are performed by SANE’s (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) who are trained, certified nurses who collect evidence during a forensic exam (rape kit).
Legal Advocacy: PRCC Staff and Advocates offer support and accompaniment to victims throughout the legal process including police interviews, appointments with the Assistant District Attorney, and court hearings.
Information, Resources & Referrals: PRCC offers information, resources and referrals to primary and secondary victims, which can help educate, support and further assist in the healing process.
Follow-Up Services: Follow up services consist of phone calls to the client or the client’s guardian, referrals to an individual or group, therapeutic services, and any other resources provided to the client. The staff/advocate will periodically call or write a client to check up on their needs and/or healing process.
Therapeutic Counseling Assistance: Therapeutic counseling with a licensed Therapist can be an integral part of helping victims of sexual violence heal. When funding is available, PRCC can assist with therapeutic counseling sessions by referring clients to a licensed therapist who specializes in sexual trauma.
Crime Victims Compensation Assistance: PRCC staff & advocates can assist clients regarding the qualifying, application and submission process for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, Crime Victims Compensation Program.
Prevention and Education Services: PRCC is available to provide prevention and education services to the community. Upon request, Center staff provides in-service presentations and informational sessions on various topics surrounding sexual assault and violence for community members, civic groups, college classes, Churches etc.