Need to Know: SRSAC provides services to sexual assault victims free of charge.

Blakeley Bartee

The Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center (SRSAC) provides victims of sexual assault with emotional support and advocacy, and it is the only place in Statesboro where victims can undergo a forensic exam.

The forensic exams are conducted by certified nurses who are trained to collect evidence for law enforcement. The nurses are always on call, according to Christie Perry, executive director for SRSAC.

“We are available 24/7 for anybody who needs to talk, anyone who has a question, anyone who needs an exam. We are available at any time and at any day,” Perry said.

The center runs a 24-hour sexual assault crisis line, which provides emotional support and important information to victims and their friends and families.

To prevent victims from facing the daunting world of law enforcement alone, SRSAC provides trained victim advocates, who support and accompany victims throughout the legal process.

SRSAC also offers in-person crisis intervention counseling, information about sexual assault and the healing process and referrals to other social service agencies for further victim support.

All services at SRSAC are confidential and free of charge. Their 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 1-866-489-2555. SRSAC is located on 18 North College Street, near the USPS post office and the Statesboro Humane Society.