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Rachel Gets an Advocate for her Sexual Assault

Rachel called the police to file a report that she had been sexually assaulted. Extremely frustrated by referrals to different police stations, she finally called CCS’ hotline and was immediately placed with our SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim Advocate) staff.

Rachel then understood that her full disclosure with her SAVA was protected by confidentiality. Rachel started to feel assured after her advocate explained the criminal justice process. Then, CCS legal team worked on getting a restraining order against her perpetrator. In every step of the court proceedings, Rachel’s SAVA accompanied her to court. The good news is that the judge granted Rachel a 4 year restraining order.

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