Volunteer - Rape Crisis Victim Advocate
Women's Center of Tarrant County
Training included a 40 hour certification program that included information on sexual assault and sexual harassment – including the legal processes, psychological effects, and hospital procedures that survivors must deal with.
As a certified Rape Crisis Victim Advocate, I am on call 3 times a month. I go to hospitals and support survivors throughout their stay at the hospital, including thetime during forensic exams and while talking to the police. I explain to survivors the processes that will go on during their hospital stay and during legal proceedings, give survivors clean clothes and personal hygiene products, and provide resources to survivors such as phone numbers for legal counsel and psychological counseling. I also answer calls for the Woman's Center 24-hour hotline.