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FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - S.A.V.E.

Sexual Assault Victim Examination

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Program operation is contracted with Help A Child, Inc. and the program is administered at their facility. SAVE provides forensic exams to victims/survivors of sexual assault age 14+ in Pinellas County. Victims/survivors are brought to a Department of Health in Pinellas County location and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, utilizing protocols developed by the Department of Health in Pinellas County and approved for all sexual assault examination in the state, conducts the exam.

Examiners provide expert witness testimony when cases go to trial. The program works closely with the law enforcement victim/survivor advocates and Family Service Centers Rape Services Programs to insure holistic coordination of services to victims/survivors. Also works to insure that victims/survivors are informed of and use the Crimes Compensations options.

6 weeks following the initial report of assault, victims/survivors are offered the AFTER clinic which provides another physical exam and re-tests for STD's, Hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS.

Additional Information

Services are coordinated through Help A Child, Inc.

There are no fees.