Sexual Assault

In an emergency, call 911.

Northwestern District Attorney's Office --Victim/Witness Unit

Hampshire County: Northampton (413)-585-5780/Belchertown (413)-323-5275

Franklin County: Greenfield  (413)-774-3186/Orange  (978)-544-7376

Shelter Referral/Advocacy

*24 hr

·Safe Passage – Northampton

(413-586-5066)*  (888)-345-5282* (toll free)

·NELCWIT

Greenfield  (413)-772-0806*

Orange/Athol (978)-544-9857

Toll Free (888)-249-0806*

·Center for Women and Community (formerly known as Everywoman's Center) - UMASS

(413)-545-0800*;  (888)-337-0800* (toll free)

·Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project

(800)-832-1901* (voice/TTY) (toll free)

 SAFEPLAN (court advocacy)

Northampton (413)-586-4545

Greenfield (413)-772-0806

Belchertown (413)-323-1197

Orange/Athol (978)-544-9857

Batterer’s Intervention Services

·Moving Forward Program at ServiceNet, Inc.

  (sliding scale fee)

Hampshire & Franklin County

(413)-587-9050

(888)-636-9050 (toll free)

The Salasin Project

(413)-774-4307

Llamanos (Spanish language hotline)

(800) 223-5001

 

 

For More Information

(413)-774-3186

                                                                   

The Northwestern District Attorney's Office is committed to addressing and combatting sexual assault.

A devestating crime with far-reaching consequences, sexual assault takes many forms including attacks such as rape or attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact or threats. Assailants can be strangers, acquaintances, friends, or family members. Assailants commit sexual assault by way of violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, pressure or tricks.

Usually a sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person's body in a sexual way, even through clothes, without that person's consent. Some types of sexual acts which fall under the category of sexual assault include forced sexual intercourse (rape), sodomy (oral or anal sexual acts), child molestation, incest, fondling and attempted rape.

Please see the links on right for information about help, advocacy and shelters. In an emergency, always contact police by dialing 911.