1 in 5 college women will experience sexual assault during their college career. In spite of this, sexual assault is a crime that is rarely talked about and even more rarely reported. Anyone in our NOVA community can be a victim, not just students.
Sexual assault survivors are not alone. NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SAS) aims to address issues of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/partner violence by providing free confidential support and services to any member of the NOVA family. We assist students as well as faculty, staff, and immediate family members, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Victims need support during and after such a crisis and we are here to help.
NOVA SAS provides the first line of contact for members of our community experiencing these difficulties. Besides offering telephone or in-person crisis intervention and support, we can accompany victims to police and/or court interviews as well as to the hospital or academic meetings.
Contact NOVA SAS at 703-338-0834 or by email at NOVA.SAS@nvcc.edu. We are available to help or support a victim in the best and safest way possible 24 hours a day. NOVA SAS is a program of the NOVACares Office.
-Written by: Angela Acosta, Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Outreach Specialist, NOVACares Office