IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER – PLEASE CALL 9-1-1
Through a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, The Rape Crisis Center provides emergency response and victim assistance. This includes our 24-hour hotline services and in-person response to accompany victims at the hospital, supporting them through the difficult hours immediately following the assault and anytime they or a family member or friend have a question or need information. Those answering the phones are trained advocates and are not counselors. If you are in need of therapeutic services, please call to make an appointment at our Signs of Hope Counseling Center.
Clients, friends and family can access the hotline at 702-366-1640 or 888-366-1640 anytime of the day or night. The Rape Crisis Center offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and advocates are available at the center, located at 801 S. Rancho Dr., Suite B-2, Las Vegas, NV 89106, to answer questions as well.
Working with law enforcement and the justice system after an assault can often be overwhelming. If you have questions on how to make a police report, want to understand what’s happening with an investigation, or need help following how the court process works, we encourage you to contact the office and work with our advocates.
Particularly for parents whose children have been victims of sexual assault or abuse, it can be very challenging to understand the process and deal with the many systems who may be working with your children and family. Our advocates can help to explain the role of various agencies and what the process typically entails. Our staff can also help guide you as to how you can best advocate for yourself and your child in these situations.
Court advocates can assist you in understanding eligibility requirements and completing applications for some of the programs, services, and compensation to which you may be entitled to as a victim of crime, and will review completed applications to assure that items are completed fully and correctly.
Our court advocates can also provide accompaniment to court proceedings and help prepare survivors for what the court experience may be like. Advocates will accompany survivors to probation and parole hearings for perpetrators years, or even decades, after the assault.
Sometimes, an assault can affect a housing situation, employment, or other fundamental aspects of life. Our advocates can assist with connecting you to community resources in any area that may have been impacted by the assault or abuse. We recognize that sexual violence often has a domino effect to many areas of your life, and we can assist with addressing any needs you might have, large or small.