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Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) Forum

Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) Forum

There are 16 CASAs throughout Victoria, including the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line (after hours telephone service).

CASAs work to ensure that women, children and men who are victim/survivors of sexual assault have access to comprehensive, timely support and intervention to address their needs. CASAs also work towards the elimination of sexual violence through community and professional education, informing government policy, advocating for law reform and facilitating research to increase community understanding of the nature and incidence of sexual assault.

Integral to the philosophy of services and programs provided by CASAs is the right of the victim/survivor to be believed and treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity.

When you contact a Centre Against Sexual Assault you will:

  • Be believed;
  • Be treated with respect, sensitivity and understanding;
  • Be informed of your rights;
  • Get information;
  • Be in control of your decision making;
  • Have privacy and confidentiality.

When the sexual assault occurs within the last two weeks, you can be assisted by the Sexual Assault Crisis Line Your options are:

  • Telephone counselling
  • Face-to-face counselling
  • Medical examination
  • Police statement.

You can have a friend or relative with you to support you.

Sexual Assault over two weeks ago. Your options are:

  • Telephone counselling
  • Face-to-face counselling
  • Police statement.

You can have a friend or relative to support you.

Why see a counsellor?

  • You can talk about the sexual assault.
  • You can talk about the impact of the sexual abuse, e.g. nightmares, flashbacks, relationship difficulties.
  • You can explore your legal and compensation options.
  • The counsellor can assist you in talking to partners, family members, partner or friends.

 

Phone

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Victoria) 1800 806 292

Sector/setting: 
Disability
Health
Community services
Prevention
Early intervention
Response
Sexual assault
Women
Location: 
Statewide
Barwon
Bayside Peninsula
Brimbank Melton
Central Highlands
Goulburn
Hume Moreland
Inner Eastern Melbourne
Inner Gippsland
Loddon
Mallee
North Eastern Melbourne
Outer Eastern Melbourne
Outer Gippsland
Ovens Murray
Southern Melbourne
Western District
Western Melbourne
Type of service: 
Specialist services
Case management
Counselling services
Support group