Are you in a safe place?
Do you need transportation or some other means to help you get to a safe place? Transportation can be arranged on a care-by-care basis.
Talk with someone who can help.
If you've seen at a local hospital following a recent assault, if available, someone from the Piedmont Rape Crisis Center will be there, providing you with information, support, and referral sources. A packet of information will be given to you before you leave the hospital. To talk to someone immediately, call 770.586.5423.
A forensic medical examination (rape exam) option is available to victims whether you choose to report it or not. A forensic medical examination is an exam specifically designed to collect evidence left behind by the perpetrator. The choice to have this exam is a hard one to make when an assault has happened, but can often be helpful in the healing process and time is of the essence.
Adult victims in the state of Georgia have the right to a free and confidential forensic exam (rape exam) and are to be allowed access to a free and confidential exam in the state of Georgia, whether the victim desires law enforcement involvement or not. O.C.G.A. § 17-5-72
For more information about a forensic exam and what it means visit our "Forensic Exam Resource Page".