Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center (RTC) is a non-profit, hospital-based sexual assault crisis center located on the campus of Jackson Memorial Hospital. The center is staffed with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE-trained), who provide comprehensive, quality medical treatment. The center’s victim advocates are available to provide support and crisis intervention, and short-term counseling services are offered by licensed clinicians. RTC is certified by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV), a statewide nonprofit organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the sexual assault crisis programs who serve them. All staff is sensitively trained to work with victims of sexual assault. RTC services are at no cost to the survivor and are completely confidential regardless of police involvement or reporting status.
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Rape is a form of sexual assault, but not all sexual assault is rape. Some forms of sexual assault include but are not limited to:
- Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape
- Attempted rape
- Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body
- Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
Sexual Assault is a traumatic and emotionally devastating experience that can happen to children, women, and men at any age. The crimes of sexual battery, marital rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and child sexual abuse inflict physical and mental trauma to survivors and robs them of their sense of safety and well-being. Rape is the most under-reported crime in America, so it is difficult to know how many lives are affected by sexual violence.
Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) estimates that 321.500 Americans 12 years and older are sexually assaulted or raped.
Some victims of sexual assault experience memory problems, flashbacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, recurring thoughts, and feelings of isolation. Reactions vary from person to person. RTC is available to provide support and assistance. Sexual Assault is a crime, and it is never the victim’s fault.