Support & Advocacy Program

Staff of our program provide comprehensive services to victims/survivors of crime and violence, and their loved ones, regardless of age, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic background, culture, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. These no cost services include counseling, therapy, support groups, medical accompaniment, legal advocacy, and assistance with New York Office of Victim Services crime victims compensation claims.

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Prevention Education & Community Engagement Program

Our team of trained educators is available to present on topics including sexual assault and crime prevention, personal safety, sexual harassment, dynamics of victimization, stalking, bystander intervention, bullying/cyberbullying, internet safety, and program services. These programs are available at no cost, and are offered to a variety of audiences including, but not limited to students K-12, colleges, educators, parents/caregivers, service providers, and community groups.

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Forensic Examiner Program

Nurses with specialized forensic training are available 24-hours a day to provide victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and physical assault with top notch care at all St. Peter’s Health Partners Emergency Departments.

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Donate Your Time

“…being the extra shoulder someone needs to cry on, or an extra ear they need to listen is such an AMAZING and REWARDING feeling.” – Madeline, SACVAP Volunteer

Meet Our Volunteers

The Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program relies on volunteers to help provide services on the 24 hour crisis hotline. All volunteers receive the training necessary to help support survivors of crime and sexual assault. Upon completion of the training, volunteers become NYS Department of Health Certified Sexual Assault Counselors and take shifts on the 24 hour crisis hotline providing emotional support, information and referrals, active listening, crisis intervention, and medical and legal accompaniments.

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