PCAO Releases 60-Second Video Reaching Out to Survivors of Sexual Violence


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PCAO is releasing a 60-second public service announcement today

TUCSON, ARIZONA – April 15, 2021 –  The Pima County Attorney’s Office (PCAO) is releasing a 60-second public service announcement today explaining to survivors of sexual violence how they can learn the results of previously-untested sexual assault medical forensic exams and get support from our team of victim advocates.

As part of our community-wide campaign around Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we took the opportunity to explain to Pima County residents how PCAO victim advocates can help them through the aftermath of sexual violence. That includes providing answers on the backlog of sexual assault medical forensic exams that were untested until 2019.

“We have advocates available to assist. We can explain the options and next steps,” said Colleen Phelan, PCAO victim advocate and Courthouse Dogs handler.

You can watch the video by clicking here.

To check on a tested or untested sexual assault medical forensic exam, survivors are encouraged to contact Phelan at 520-724-8256 or colleen.phelan@pcao.pima.gov. Survivors of sexual violence who need additional resources or support can also call the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) at 520-327-7273. Spanish-speakers are available. With a few exceptions, conversations with victim advocates are confidential.

Laura Conover

Laura Conover

Pima County Attorney

Media Contacts

Shawndrea Thomas | 520.724.5738
Tony Gallego | 520.724.4170

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