Since 1975 the Shelby County Rape Crisis Center (RCC) has been empowering and caring for victims of sexual violence, by providing free and confidential, comprehensive forensic nursing, advocacy and counseling services regardless of whether or not the victim is reporting to law enforcement. If you are a victim of sexual violence, regardless of your law enforcement reporting status, the Shelby County Rape Crisis Center remains committed to caring for and empowering you by providing the services necessary to not only survive but succeed following a sexual assault. Agency staff believe engagement by victims in the initial examination process, and advocacy and counseling follow up activities is critical to their emotional well-being and healing.
Phone: (901) 222-4350
The purpose of this program is to assist victims of crimes or, in the case of the victim's death, their dependent relatives. Payments made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program are intended to defray the costs of medical services, loss of earnings, burial costs, and other financial losses incurred as a direct result of personal injuries sustained by a criminal offense. Eligible crimes generally include, but are not limited to, homicide, aggravated assault, sexual assault, robbery by force, and drunk driving. The overall maximum benefit currently available under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program is $30,000.
The Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee was founded in 1973 as the Knoxville Rape Crisis Center and remains one of two comprehensive, community sexual assault agencies in the state of Tennessee; serving 15 counties. The mission of the SACET is to provide excellent and compassionate services for survivors of sexual assault and to empower communities through education and social change. The 24/7 crisis hotline is (865) 522-7273. The advocacy department provides victims of sexual assault with the support, information, and resources needed throughout the recovery process. Advocates work to ensure that survivors' legal rights are protected, while also empowering them to make their own decisions. These services are available to all victims of sexual assault that are 13 years old or older.
Phone: (865) 637-8000
The Sexual Assault Center (S.A.C.) opened its doors in 1978. Today, we are the only place in Middle Tennessee that is exclusively dedicated to providing counseling to child and adult sexual assault victims. In addition, we have programs that educate students on how to recognize and prevent sexual assault. Our counselors are specialists in the field and have worked with more than 20,000 survivors since we opened our doors. Approximately half of our clients are children. With treatment, clients can begin to heal – moving beyond trauma into living healthy, productive lives. We take a holistic approach and work with the entire family. Beyond individual treatment, we offer group therapy sessions for children, teens, men, women, and families of survivors.