Sexual Assault Examiner Program
Commonly Asked Questions
Rape Crisis Services (also known as Orange County Rape Crisis) provides 24/7 advocacy services including crisis intervention and accompaniment for adult and child survivors of sexual violence. Services also encompass the Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE) Program offering forensic evidence collection and post-sexual assault treatment for survivors of sexual violence who are at least 12 years of age. The SAE Program is in collaboration with Orange Regional Medical Center, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Rape Crisis also provides several educational programs focusing on raising awareness and decreasing incidents of sexual violence. These programs include: Shifting Boundaries for middle school students, Mentors in Violence Prevention for high school and college students, and professional development for law enforcement, medical, and counseling personnel.

Mental Health Association’s Rape Crisis Advocates are available 24/7 to accompany survivors of sexual violence to hospitals, police stations, and court rooms. Advocates provide survivors and their loved ones with information, resources, and emotional support throughout the process. Advocates provide 24/7 accompaniment services to all Orange County hospitals, police departments, and the District Attorney’s office. Advocates can also accompany survivors to proceedings and investigations in middle schools, high schools, and colleges in Orange County, NY. Rape Crisis Advocates serve survivors of sexual violence of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and income levels.

To connect with an advocate or get more information,
call the 24/7 Orange County Crisis Call Center at 1-800-832-1200.

Rape Crisis Brochure
We offer support, information, and referrals to sexual assault survivors so they will be able to make well informed choices about their health, safety, and healing.