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S.T.A.R. Crisis Line 334.213.1227

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Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) 

STAR is a program that provides sexual assault exams within 72 hours of a sexual assault. The exam is conducted by a trauma informed, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). A victim advocate will be present at the time of the exam to provide emotional support. One Place Family Justice Center also offers a Crisis Counselor that will provide follow ups and counseling sessions for up to 8 sessions.

Serving Montgomery, Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Perry, and Wilcox Counties. 

What is sexual violence? 

Sexual violence means that someone forces, threaten, coerces, or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Reasons someone may not consent includes fear, age, illness, disability, or the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Forms of Sexual Violence

  • Rape/ Sexual Assault
  • Child Sexual Assault and Incest
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
  • Unwanted Sexual Contact/ Touching
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Showing one's genitals without consent
  • Masturbating in public 
  • Watching someone in a private act without knowledge and permission. 

Sexual Violence Statistics

  • Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point of their lives. 
  • Intimate partner sexual assault is more likely than stranger or acquaintance assault to cause physical injury. 
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped in their lifetime. 
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. 

Do's and Don'ts after a Sexual Assault

  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911
  • Do not bathe, shower, wash your hands, or comb your hair, as it may destroy evidence. 
  • Do not eat or drink anything.
  • If possible, do not use the restroom. 
  • Save your clothing or do not change your clothes. If you change your clothes, do not wash the clothing you wore during the assault. 
  • Come to One Place Family Justice Center for a forensic rape exam. 
  • If you do not want to involve law enforcement initially, please call our 24-7 crisis hotline to get assistance (334) 213-1227. 


  1. If it is determined that a victim has no major injuries warranting a hospital visit, call the crisis hotline to schedule a sexual assault exam (334-213-1227). Exams can be conducted 24/7, and need to be conducted within 72 hours of the assault. Any time outside of that timeframe, lessens the chance of collecting viable samples of DNA. 
  2. For evidence preservation, encourage the victim to not change clothes, eat or drink (if oral assault has occurred), and use the restroom as little as possible. If using the restroom, encourage the victim to not wipe. 
  3. If an oral sexual assault occurs, it is suggested that the exam be conducted 6-12 hours after the assault. 
  4. If the victim was sodomized with a foreign object/finger, or vaginally penetrated by the foreign object/finger, there must be presence of saliva for the nurse to collect evidence.
  5. The exam will include a pregnancy test, administer medications for trichomonas, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. If necessary, an emergency contraceptive pill is administered. 
  6. The exam will include a victim advocate to provide support for the nurse and the victim. 
  7. The victim can then schedule sessions with the on-site crisis counselor, who is able to provide up to 8 crisis sessions. 
  8. The victim has the option to disclose their name, or remain anonymous, entering as Jane Doe, when getting an exam, until they are ready to press charges. 
  9. At any point in time the victim can choose to not complete the exam, or any procedure during the exam. 

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530 S. Lawrence Street | Montgomery, AL   36104
Phone: 334.262.7378 | Fax: 334.263.3525 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed all State holidays.

Additional Assistance
A.C.A.D.V. Crisis Hotline 1.800.650.6522
S.T.A.R. Crisis Line 334.213.1227

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