SAFE-T Crisis Center is an agency that provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Recently, the Office of the Attorney General Sexual Assault Prevention & Crisis Services Crime Victim Services Division certified Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas, Inc. (SAFE-T) for the OAG Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP). The SATP shall provide forty hours of training, including but not limited to the following topics of dynamics of sexual assault, system response, prevention, working with survivors, local program information, forensic medical examinations, the collection of evidence, and the role of an advocate during the sexual assault forensic medical examination. SAFE-T will be having a series of trainings in 2017 for their staff/advocates. Any of the agency’s staff/advocates that respond to sexual assault calls to hospitals must take the 40 hours of training. This training will provide the participants with the knowledge of all aspects of sexual assault, which will enhance the services to survivors of sexual assault. SAFE-T will be networking with the criminal justice system, law enforcement, and sexual assault nurse examiners to assist with the training.
SAFE-T has a 24-hour crisis hotline available for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence 903-575-9999. The agency serves the following counties: Titus, Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris and Red River. SAFE-T provides the following services to the communities it serves: Counseling, Support Groups, Crime Victim Assistance, Rape Crisis Intervention, Accompaniment to Court, Shelter, Legal Assistance, Housing Assistance, and Educational Programs.
If you are interested in becoming an Advocate for SAFE-T’s Sulphur Springs Outreach, a training will be held in Sulphur Springs, January 26, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Plaza Conference Room in the Memorial Medical Building, 113 Airport Road. If you are interested in attending, please call 903-439-0325 or email [email protected] to register.