Shelby County Rape Crisis Center
Judy Pinson, MS, FNP-BC
Coordinator, Forensic Nursing Services
1750 Madison Ave., Ste. 102
Ph: (901) 222-4350
Fx: (901) 222-4351
Regular Business Hours (emergency, through MPD dispatch and non-emergency access available)
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Weekends and outside of regular business hours (emergency only access through Memphis Police Department Dispatch)
Since 1975 the Shelby County Rape Crisis Center (RCC) has been empowering and caring for victims of sexual violence, by providing free and confidential, comprehensive forensic nursing, advocacy and counseling services regardless of whether or not the victim is reporting to law enforcement. Victims reporting a sexual assault to law enforcement are transported by police to the center where they receive treatment in a safe, supportive environment. Services to those reporting to police are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Full services are available during regular busines hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) to victims not wishing to report to law enforcement.
WE SUPPORT THE REPORT...BECAUSE RAPE ISN'T A SHAME, IT'S A CRIME
Reporting sexual violence gives voice to the victim within the justice system and enhances community safety. Evidence collection enables law enforcement to move forward with the arrest and prosecution of the rapist.
If you are a victim of sexual violence, regardless of your law enforcement reporting status, the Shelby County Rape Crisis Center remains committed to caring for and empowering you by providing the services necessary to not only survive but succeed following a sexual assault. Agency staff believe engagement by victims in the initial examination process, and advocacy and counseling follow up activities is critical to their emotional well-being and healing.
"Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand".