For immediate victim assistance after hours: 404-413-1965
The mission of Student Victim Assistance is to ensure that student victims of crime receive support, resources and information to assist in managing the aftermath of their experience, so that they may thrive academically and personally.
Student Victim Assistance is a comprehensive resource for any student who has experienced crime. Student Victim Assistance helps connect students to campus and community resources related to their specific needs. The demands of college life are significant, and a traumatic event can be overwhelming, compounding current stress. Student Victim Assistance strives to alleviate some of the burden of navigating processes and resources. Student Victim Assistance wants to help restore a sense of normalcy in students’ lives by offering a supportive presence and assistance to students who have been victimized. Some specific services we provide are:
- Confidential disclosure for sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
- Exploration of options
- Direct crisis intervention
- Referrals to on and off campus resources
- Information and resources
- Consultation and education to students, faculty and staff
- Ongoing follow-up and support as needed
- Personalized safety planning
Student Victim Assistance believes that it is important to empower students who have been victimized to make decisions about their future related to their trauma. In a violent crime, power and control are taken away from the victim. The goal is to help students regain a sense of control by providing them with resources, options and support. This empowerment approach to advocacy helps students take ownership over their recovery, feel confident in making important decisions and ultimately thrive through their traumatic experience. Throughout the entire process, they will have a supportive presence encouraging and empowering them along the way.