Sexual Assault Services
LAWS Sexual Assault Services provides comprehensive services to adults whose lives have been affected by sexual violence, including, sexual assault, rape, incest, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. All services are confidential and free of charge. Services are provided at our Community Services Center.
If you are seeking services for a child victim of sexual violence, please contact our Youth & Children’s Services.
- Short-term crisis therapy and support
- Therapy and support for secondary victims (i.e., family members of the sexual assault victim)
- Sexual assault support groups
- Court accompaniment
- Accompaniment to forensic medical exams
- Safety planning
- Information and referral to community resources
- Assistance filing protective orders
- Other advocacy and assistance as needed
To schedule an appointment with an advocate or a therapist, please call 703-771-7845. If you need to speak to someone immediately, please call the LAWS 24-hour hotline at 703-777-6552.
LAWS 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
LAWS operates a 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, or any other person who needs information about domestic or sexual violence services and community resources can call.
Advocates and trained volunteers are available to respond to all inquiries for information, safety planning, referrals, shelter and/or appropriate outside services. Calls can be made anonymously—you are free to only give information you feel comfortable sharing. If the caller needs interpretation services, language line interpretation services are available in any language.