The SafeShelby Sexual Assault Services program provides 24/7 services for survivors of sexual assault, including forensic exams, counseling, and legal advocacy. All SafeShelby sexual assault services are free and confidential.
Forensic Exams: SafeShelby offers forensic exams performed by specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in a confidential and secure facility. Advocates provide survivors with emotional support throughout the forensic exam process and can answer questions and assist with any basic needs. Forensic exams are available to all sexual assault survivors age 14+ and residing in Shelby, Clay, Coosa and Chilton Counties. In order to receive a SANE exam, the assault must have occurred within 72 hours or a special request must be received by law enforcement outside of that timeframe.