About Us

About Us

The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence (SEMO-NASV) was formed in 1997 to serve as a first-response agency to provide timely, compassionate, coordinated care for child and adult survivors of sexual violence. Because sexual violence has long-term and far-reaching effects on adults and children, SEMO-NASV offers advocacy, counseling and forensic care for all survivors of sexual violence in southeast Missouri.

Services include:

Forensic Interviews

 

Specially trained agency staff interview child and adult abuse clients in a safe, private and secure setting, using a non-leading, legally defensible model.

Advocacy

All children and adults who are survivors of sexual violence are assigned an advocate to help them understand their rights as related to the criminal justice system. The advocate also provides case management services to assist clients and their families with other needs such as resource provision and work or school-related issues.

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)

 

Specially trained medical professionals provide care to children and adults who have been sexually abused/assaulted.

 

Child Abuse Resource Education (CARE)

 

Specially trained medical examiners care for children who have been physically abused.

 

Education and Prevention

 

Through the Green Bear Project, sexual abuse prevention programs are provided in schools, churches and other youth organizations for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. The Green Bear Project also provides parents, grandparents, caretakers, and professionals with training to recognize and report child abuse. Classes are offered to schools, law enforcement, churches, and civic organizations to address Missouri’s Mandated Reporter laws.

Crisis Hotline

(877) 820-6278 Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.