Sexual Assault Victim
Services Division

Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) is a certified rape crisis program working in cooperation with the State Attorney's Office to provide free and confidential support and advocacy services to sexual assault victims and their loved ones.

SAVS is staffed with victim advocates who provide victims with emotional support and assistance in making informed decisions.  SAVS advocates are specially trained to assist victims with options about reporting the crime and obtaining heath care after the assault, as well as assist with coordination of services, information and referrals.  Victim advocates also provide criminal justice information, assistance with Crime Victim Compensation, and referrals to appropriate community resources.

SAVS advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis intervention and advocacy services.  SAVS has a rape crisis center staffed with sexual assault nurse examiners and advocates readily available at any time.  Advocates can provide support throughout the sexual assault forensic examination as well as accompany victims to interviews with law enforcement and courtroom appearances. 

SAVS offers a free and confidential support group for female victims of sexual assault 18 years of age or older.  Please call (321) 617-7533 for more information.

SAVS services include:

  • Advocacy for all victims of sexual assault, reporting and non-reporting
  • 24-hour Rape Hotline Services:
    • Brevard County (321) 784-HELP (4357)
    • Seminole County (407) 321-RAPE (7273)
  • 24-hour Crisis Intervention and Supportive Counseling
  • 24-hour Advocacy and Accompaniment
  • 24- hour Information and Referral
  • Guidance through the criminal justice system, providing case status information
  • Crime Victim Compensation Assistance
  • Victim Support Groups, free and confidential
  • Special advocacy for child victims
  • Rape prevention awareness and education programs
  • Other individualized services as needed

If You are Assaulted

2012 SAVS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
KAREN BOVELL


Pictured left to right: Teresa Andersen, Karen Bovell and Norm Wolfinger


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