Sexual Assault Recovery Program provides the following services:
If I am assaulted, what can I expect from the Sexual Assault Reovery Program?
- Responds to the emergency room to support the victim and provide resources and clothing for the victim
- Assist and guide the victim through the legal system
- Provide free sexual assault crisis counseling for recent or past sexual assaults
- Provide training to increase sexual assault awareness and education in Rock and Green Counties
If you have been sexually assaulted, sexually abused, or have any questions, please contact the crisis hotline.
- Immediate response from an advocate on our 24-hour crisis hotline
- Support, and information
- Medical and legal advocacy
- Follow up support
- Support Groups
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an advocate and how are they different from other people involved in my case?
- A Sexual Assault Recovery Program Advocate has a special role that is different from law enforcement and medical personnel. A Sexual Assault Recovery Advocate's main purpose is to support the victim. The advocate is there to offer support and information to victims about the process and options available in an investigation or medical exam. The advocate will never meet with law enforcement or medical personnel without the victim or the victim's expressed permission. The advocate will also provide information and referral to victim to help in their decision making. An advocate will never tell you what decisions to make.
- Are services confidential?
- All services at the Sexual Assault Recovery Program are confidential. If you are under the age of 18, you should be aware that the Sexual Assault Recovery Program follows the guidelines of Mandated Reporting laws, which require us to make reports to the Department of Human Services about suspected cases of child sexual abuse. Clients of any age should be aware that we are also required to make reports to law enforcement about disclosures of suicidal or homicidal intent.
- Is there a fee for services from the Sexual Assault Recovery Program?
- No. All advocacy, support group, and counseling services are provided by the Sexual Assault Recovery Program at no charge.
- I'm under age 18. Is it really illegal for me to have sex with my boyfriend or girlfriend?
- Wisconsin's law on child sexual assault is written to make any sexual intercourse, and depending on age, most sexual contact, with a person under the age of 18 a crime (s.948).
Depending on the age of the child, the crime can either be prosecuted as a felony or a misdemeanor. If both partners are under the age of 18, the law is written that both partners could be prosecuted. Prosecution of these cases varies considerably throughout the state.
- Will the person who sexually assaulted me go to jail?
- Sexual assault is a serious crime. If you choose to report your assault to law enforcement, the District Attorney's office decides if there is enough evidence to bring charges against the assailant. If convicted, it is possible that the assailant could receive a jail or prison sentence. Contact the Sexual Assault Recovery Program if you would like to talk with a staff member about the possible outcomes of filing a police report.
- Where are your offices located?
Green County                                                         Rock County
Housed at The Monroe Clinic                                   Family Services
515 22nd Ave.                                                         423 Bluff St.
Monroe, WI 53566                                                   Beloit, WI 53511
Office: (608)324-2444                                             Office: (608)365-1244