Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services

The Office of the Attorney General actively commits to the end of sexual violence by improving and enhancing the quality of services for victims/survivors and by developing and providing interagency training and promoting multi-disciplinary collaboration. We invite our communities and the state to join us.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS) is a program of the Crime Victim Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General. Services offered by SAPCS include:

  • Funding and technical assistance to sexual assault programs and some special projects throughout the state;
  • Certifying Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs); and
  • Certifying sexual assault training programs.

The OAG is also mandated to develop the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol and the pseudonym form for survivors of sexual assault, family violence, and human trafficking who do not wish to reveal their identities.

If you have any questions, please contact the SAPCS program at 512-936-1270 or sapcs@texasattorneygeneral.gov.

Local Services for Survivors

If you have been sexually assaulted and are seeking help or information, you can contact your local sexual assault program for confidential services. The services that are available at your local program include:
  • 24 hour crisis hotline
  • Crisis intervention
  • Public Education
  • Advocacy
  • Accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutors' offices, and courts.

To get in touch with your local sexual assault center you can call the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). For more information about sexual assault awareness efforts in the state of Texas or for a listing of Texas sexual assault programs you can contact the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) at 512-474-7190.

SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING PROGRAM (SATP) CERTIFICATION

The SATP program supports community efforts to address the crime of sexual assault by establishing minimum standards and certifying Sexual Assault Training Programs operated by Texas' Sexual Assault Programs.

The OAG offers SATP Certification to Sexual Assault Programs as defined by Texas Government Code Ch. 420 that:

  • operate a sexual assault training program;
  • and meet SATP Certification Requirements.

The OAG SATP Certification is multipurpose and includes but is not limited to preparing employees and volunteers of sexual assault programs to provide any of the minimum services as defined in the Texas Government Code Chapter 420 and specifically to satisfy the statutory requirement in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 56.045 which requires that prior to a medical forensic examination, the medical professional conducting the examination shall offer the victim the opportunity to have an advocate who has completed an OAG SATP present with the person during the examination.

Texas Government Code, Chapter 420, Minimum services include:

  • A 24-hour crisis hotline;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Public education;
  • Advocacy; and
  • Accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutors' offices, and courts.

Certification Information:

Organizations seeking OAG SATP Certification should refer to the following guide and forms to apply for an OAG SATP Certification:

OAG SATPs currently certified and seeking renewal should contact the SATP Administrator for additional information on recertification.

For information regarding SATP Certification contact the SATP Program Administrator by email at: sapcs@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Revised: March 24 2014
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Contact Information:
Crime Victims' Compensation
P.O. Box 12198
Austin, Texas 78711-2198
1-800-983-9933 (state-wide) 1-512-936-1200 (in Austin)
1-512-936-1800 (FAX)
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P O Box 12199
Austin, Tx 78711-2199
512-936-1750
888-832-2322 TexasAttorneyGeneral.gov