Who is PASAC?
The Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center (PASAC) is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that has been providing direct services to victims of crimes since 1987. As the regionally designated rape crisis center and child advocacy center by the state of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Center serves the eight county Purchase Area Region of western Kentucky by providing free and confidential aid to all ages of victims of sexual crimes.
Through PASAC, staff provides direct services to children who are victims of physical and emotional abuse and neglect on a case-by-case basis, and provide referral services for those we are unable to directly serve due to full case loads. Likewise, our center provides prevention educational programming within the community and training to community partners (e.g., law enforcement, multi-disciplinary team members, and professionals).
The mission of the Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center is to promote the health and wellbeing of our community by reducing the impact and prevalence of sexual violence. We engage in all phases of support for victims of sexual crimes by providing a 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, and evidenced-based clinical services. Forensic services, including forensic interviews and specialized sexual abuse exams, are provided to children under the age of 18 as needed. We participate in all regional Multi-Disciplinary Teams and assist with the facilitation of meetings and case management services. In addition, we work collaboratively with community partners and facilitate Sexual Assault Response Team meetings to ensure consultation and referral services are meeting the comprehensive needs of our clients. This systems-level advocacy allows PASAC to do our part in ensuring a comprehensive response to child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Finally, the Center's staff, board members, and volunteers also pledge to work to prevent violence within our communities through prevention education and specialized training.