We provide immediate crisis intervention services 24 hours, 7 days a week to inform and support persons affected, directly or indirectly, by sexual violence. Our volunteer advocates are trained to listen, assess the needs of the caller, offer support, and plan for their safety. When appropriate, the crisis volunteer will notify the police department, hospital, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and an advocate from The Turning Point to assist the victim.
Victim advocates provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during forensic rape exams at hospitals in Collin County, providing emotional support, information and referrals, safety planning and serving as the liaison between the survivor, family members, law enforcement and hospital.
Sexual assault is a pervasive crime that affects women, men, and children across Texas. The criminal justice system can be a daunting process for survivors of sexual assault. The realities of the system are unknown by most, and the process can be overwhelming. While final decisions about how a case proceeds are not always in the control of the survivor, active advocate involvement from reporting to sentencing can help to ensure that survivors’ voices are heard and their rights upheld throughout the process. Survivors deserve informed confident advocates that can help guide and support them through the legal system and protect their interests. The Turning Point provides trained advocates to assist throughout the process. The following are ways in which we can help.
If you need legal advocacy assistance contact our office during buisness hours (9:00a-5:00pm M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Legal advocacy should not be confused as a substitute for legal counsel. Legal advocacy is not legal advice, but a trained professional that can assist in obtaining advise from appropriate parties as well as supporting the survivor and advocating for their needs.