Who is SECASA
The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) provides sexual assault and family violence services in Victoria within the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Bayside, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira and Kingston local government areas. We also work in the Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia growth corridor.
SECASA provides services to children and adults, both female and male, who have been sexually or physically assaulted. The Centre also works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers.
SECASA is a member of the Victorian Centre’s Against Sexual Assault which are a collective of non-profit, state government funded rape crisis centres.
- Aware is a program that provides assessment and intervention for children and young people with concerning and/or harmful sexual behaviours and their families.
- The Department of Human Services Child Protection refer their clientele for a range of specialist services including assessment and treatment.
- Respect, Protect, Connect and Feeling Safe Together are programs conducted in Secondary and Primary Schools throughout the entire region.
- The Angela Taylor Child Protection Unit operates with wider boundaries than the Southern Metropolitan Region, providing a service for all children who live south of the Yarra. Children living north of the Yarra attend the Royal Children's Hospital Gatehouse Centre.
- There is a joint legal service provided by the Springvale Monash Legal Service and SECASA for clients who live within the region. This service celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2005.
- SECASA provides an after hours service for victims of family violence to discuss their options with a counsellor.
- Finally, professional and community education is provided throughout the region.