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Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP)

The Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) assists victims of crimes such as rape/sexual assault, homicide, driving while intoxicated (DWI), car jacking, torture, hate crimes, arson, larceny, robbery, auto theft and vandalism.  The program provides information and referral, advocacy, crisis and ongoing counseling, support and compensation services for victims of crimes committed in Montgomery County or crime victims who live in Montgomery County. Assistance is also provided to the victims' families and significant others. Staff also works to educate public about issues related to sexual assault and rape, human trafficking and labor servitude and other issues.  Speakers are available to participate in meetings and forums geared to public education.

 

In Honor of April being National Sexual Assault Awareness Month , the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) from DHHS, is proud to unveil its first animated informational consent card:  No Means No!  Get Consent!  The animated cards were produced in both English and in Spanish. Computer Animator/media designer, Najla Cabello, a graduate of the Savannah College of Arts and Design, volunteered her expertise and computer software resources to develop the animated cards.  Additionally, in support of this educational effort over 7,000 laminated printed No Means No! Get Consent! cards will be distributed throughout the community and schools.

Explaining Consent No Means No Animated Card‚Äč        

Explaining Consent No Means No Animated Card Spanish

 

Download copies of pdf consent cards

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Come join an invaluable team.  Read more about volunteering and to apply.  

 

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If you would like to DONATE to the Montgomery County Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.  We are now accepting VISA, DISCOVER, AMEX and MASTERCARD. Please call us at 240-777-1355 to find out more information on how to donate to our program to help crime victims in need.  

For immediate assistance, call:

Weekdays 240-777-1355 weekdays
24-hour crisis line 240-777-4357 24-hour crisis line
FAX 240-777-1329 FAX

Contact us by email at vasap@montgomerycountymd.gov

 
 

 

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