sexual assault & rape

Sexual Assault & Rape
Hotlines
Local

Dial 911 to report a sexual assault/rape.
Metro Nashville Police Department Sex Crimes Unit

The link below is information on what to do if you are raped…
http://www.police.nashville.org/bureaus/investigative/sexabuse2.asp
The Sexual Assault Center (SAC)
Located in Nashville and Clarksville, the SAC is the only center in Middle Tennessee that specializes in sexual assault treatment.  Group therapy for the families of survivors is offered.
Telephone:  1-800-879-1999 (24 hour crisis line) or (615) 259-9055 – Office

National
The National Sexual Assault Hotline

Operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), the hotline has over 1,100 trained volunteers to assist victims.  RAINN also provides an online hotline for victims.
http://www.rainn.org/
Telephone:  1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
, hotline is available 24 hours a day
Online hotline:  http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/
The online hotline does not capture IP addresses and the chat transcripts are never stored.

 

Other Resources
Local

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program of Murfreesboro

The program is committed to ending the violence and discrimination in the lives of victims.  The aim is to educate the community, increase volunteer efforts, and aid existing victim agencies.
http://www.dvpshelter.org/
Telephone:  Sexual Assault—(615) 494-9262 (24 hour crisis line)
or (615) 494-9881
– Office
Telephone:  Domestic Violence—(615) 896-2012 (24 hour crisis line)
or (615) 896-7377
– Office
The Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence’s prevenTN Program
The website prevenTN is part of the Coalition’s effort to provide a web-based resource for information on prevention of sexual violence.  It includes journal articles, campaigns, and other educational tools.
http://preventn.com/

National
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

The NSVRC is the nation’s principle resource center for sexual violence.  The NSVRC coordinates the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) national campaign every April.
http://www.nsvrc.org/