On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Rape Crisis Intervention Services of Carroll County held a free training session on Jane Doe reporting, presented by MCASA and held at Carroll Hospital.
At least 60 percent of all sexual assaults go unreported in the United States, according to the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. And that, they say, is a conservative estimate.
There are many reasons victims of sexual assault choose not to report. But one can be a reluctance to speak with law enforcement.
Jane Doe reporting is a form of reporting that allows a victim to receive medical care and forensic evidence testing — valuable in court, but nearly impossible to collect after 120 hours following a rape — for free and without reporting to law enforcement right away.
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Do you want to help those affected by trauma? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life?
Volunteer for Rape Crisis Intervention Service!
The hotline volunteer is someone who can provide emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence. Responsibilities include talking to hotline callers, accompaniments to police or hospital if needed, and follow-up. Volunteers assist with hotline coverage primarily in the evening, on weekends and holidays.
Requirements: Applicants must complete a free 10-hour training program provided by Rape Crisis, and pass a criminal background check. Continuing education and supervision are provided at hotline volunteer meetings and additional training opportunities. (Related experience or training cannot be substituted for training program.) Minimum age for hotline volunteers is 18 years of age.
Applicants must posses a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable insured motor vehicle.
To Apply: Contact our Hotline Services Coordinator at 410-857-0900. Call today!