Victim of Sexual Battery/Violence
Palm Beach County Victim Services Certified Rape Crisis Center
The following free confidential support services are available:
- Information about Victims’ rights
- 24 hour crisis response
- Free forensic/rape exam
- Evidence collected by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
- Guidance & support through the Criminal Justice system
- Assistance with filing:
- State Crime Victim Compensation
- Injunctions for protection
- Trauma informed Individual therapy and support groups
- Follow up, information and referral to community resources
FSS 90.5035: Communication between a rape crisis center sexual assault counselor and a victim is confidential.
Sexual Battery: Victim Rights and Options
A victim of sexual assault has a right to receive a forensic exam and receive services from Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center and will receive followup services from a certified victim advocate. Forensic exams are provided free of charge. In Palm Beach County exams typically take place at the Butterfly House or your local area hospitals. Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center provides free advocacy for victims, and support for their families and friends. Confidential services are provided regardless of the victim’s decision to report to law enforcement.
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Statewide information and referral line: 1-888-956-7273
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