Assault victims office now open

Assault victims office now open

 

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center (SCSAC-CAC) has expanded services to Coweta County and has opened an office in Newnan.

The SCSAC-CAC Newnan office open house was held on April 27 and was attended by representatives from Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, law enforcement, representatives from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and others, said Southern Crescent Director of Development Melissa Cates.

“For over 23 years, our agency has worked with our community partners to provide specialized services to victims of sexual assault and child abuse. Our expansion to Coweta County is so important,” said Gayla Nobles, Executive Director at Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. “In 2015, SCSAC-CAC was approached by our community partners in Coweta County to open a facility locally. Over the past 18 months, we have worked together to open our Newnan office and to meet the needs of the community. Funding to support our expansion to Coweta County has been provided by the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. We are so fortunate to have such strong community partners advocating for the work we do for victims.”

SCSAC-CAC is a Georgia 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collaborates with law enforcement, social service agencies, medical professionals, school personnel, court personnel and volunteers working to provide much needed services to victims of sexual assault and child abuse.

Services include a 24-hour crisis line, forensic medical examinations, evidence collection, victim advocacy, medical and legal accompaniment, child advocacy program, individual counseling, support groups, community and school prevention education programs, professional development workshops and a resource referral network.

SCSAC-CAC services and programs are provided free of charge to victims, their non-offending family members and the communities served.

SCSAC-CAC currently operates offices in Clayton County, Henry County and Coweta County with a designated service area of Henry, Clayton, Fayette, Spalding, Pike, Lamar, Upson, Butts, and Coweta counties.

Services are never denied to anyone in need. SCSAC-CAC holds national accreditation through National Children’s Alliance and state accreditation through Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia.

For more information call 770-507-7772 or the 24-hour crisis line at 770-477-2177.