Making rights reality for Sexual Assault victims with a disability
What is Making Rights Reality?
Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) that gives extra help to adults who have been sexually assaulted and who have an intellectual disability or Acquired Brain Injury, or use aids to communicate.
Easy read resources about sexual assault & family violence including information about counselling, medical examinations, appearing in court are now available to download or purchase.
What sort of extra help is available?
The program can help people with things they might need when they have appointments with the police, or if they go to court. For example, someone may need an Independent Third Person, a Communication Support Worker or an Attendant Carer to be with them. The program can pay for this.
The program can also help people ask for money from a special court called the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) for things they might need to recover and feel better. A lawyer at Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) is working with SECASA Counsellors to help people get this financial assistance.
Who can come to SECASA?
Anyone who has been sexually assaulted and lives in the South East of Melbourne can come to SECASA for information, support and counselling. People can come if they were assaulted recently, or if it happened a long time ago.
Admin 03 9928 8741
Crisis 03 9594 2289 (24 hour)
Toll Free 1800 806 292 (24 hour)
PO Box 72
Bentleigh East, 3165
The Making Rights Reality Project has been made possible by the contributions of:
- The William Buckland Foundation
- The Reichstein Foundation
- Portland House Foundation
- Victorian Women’s Trust
- Department of Human Services
- Private Donors