Sexual Assault Awareness

and Rape Crisis Centers

PCIRC Rape Crisis Centers

591 W. Main Street 

Quincy CA 95971

530. 283. 5515

 

165 Ridge Street

Portola CA 96102

530. 832. 1827

 

Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line 530-283-4333 or 1-877-332-2754

~All Services are Free and Confidential~    

Every April is

Please visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's Sexual Assault Awareness Month website for more information.

What we do:

Whether it’s a few days after the abuse or years after we are here to help. We offer free, confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual violence including family, partners and community who have been affected by this crime. Our main goal is to assist clients in healing issues that surface from the trauma of sexual violence, we help victims/survivors to cope with the crisis and restore a sense of control and belief in their own strengths and skills.

 

The Rape Crisis Center Advocate/Counselor’s role is to provide emotional support, information, and advocacy on behalf of the victim/survivor and her/his significant others.  Services are provided according to the mandated standards set forth by the California Emergency Management Agency.

  •    Short and long term confidential counseling with certified sexual assault counselors for women and men who have been impacted by sexual violence whether recent or many years ago.

•    Counseling services are provided for victims families.

•    Advocacy/Accompaniment/ Support/Care during the hospital forensic medical exam for rape victims.

•    Legal/criminal system advocacy

•    Information and accompaniment regarding the Victims Witness Compensation Fund.

•    Emergency shelter

•    Provide options about seeking counseling from private therapists in the community.

•    Information, referral, and access to free PCIRC resources and materials

 

Education and Outreach Information and educational training development opportunities are available to local businesses, schools, organizations and private groups.

•    Sexual Assault Prevention and Safety

•    Date Rape Prevention

•    Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

•    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace per Federal and State Requirements

Definitions:

 

What is Rape?:  Forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will.

 

What is Sexual Assault?:  Any unwanted act of a sexual nature that is imposed on another person.

 

What is Consent?:  Permission that is sober, verbal, conscious, willingly given, enthusiastic, continuous and REVOCABLE at any time.

Actions:

What to do when you or someone you know has been Sexually Assaulted or Raped:

•    Call the Sheriff’s Department at 530-283-6300 right away.

•    Do not shower or bathe

•    Put your clothes in a paper bag…..everything you had on is now evidence.

•    Believe the person

•    Give support and listen

•    Then Call: The Rape Crisis Center Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-877-215-7273,

      Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line 530-283-4333 or 1-877-332-2754

 

~FREE – CONFIDENTIAL – HELP - SUPPORT~

A few facts:

  • Every 109 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault!

  • Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.

  • While we’re making progress - the number of assaults has decreased by more than half since 1993 - even today, only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison.

  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.

  • 1 in every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

  • Men and boys are also affected by sexual violence: one (1) out of every 10 rape victims is male.

  • Sexual violence can have long-term effects on victims

  • The likelihood that a person suffers suicidal or depressive thoughts increases after sexual violence.

  • Native Americans are at the greatest risk of sexual violence. 

Things You Need To Know About SEXUAL ASSAULT For men and women:

1.    Know that the definition of sexual assault includes any unwanted sexual contact, from touching to rape.

2.    Go with a group of friends or to a public place if on a first or blind date.

3.    Make sure your cell phone is charged and you have prearranged for a ride.

4.    Understand that alcohol and drugs can impair your ability to make clear decisions as well as lower sexual inhibitions.

5.    Keep your drink with you at all times at a bar or party.

6.    Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know.

7.    Be aware of your sexual limits. Communicate them firmly and directly.

8.    Know that “consent” means agreeing to an action freely, voluntarily, and with knowledge of the nature of the act.

9.    You have the right to say “NO” no matter what!

10.    Realize that consent to one form of sexual activity is not permission to partake in every type of sexual activity.

11.    Have a safe place prearranged in case a situation seems suspicious or dangerous. Trust your gut!

12.    Tell friends if you plan to go somewhere with someone, let them know where you are going and when you will be back.

13.     If you are sexually assaulted, report it right away.  If you have been raped, don’t clean up, or change clothes, everything you are wearing becomes evidence.  Call 911 and go to the emergency room.

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