Having availed myself of the services of victims' services in Texas, I can tell you that their primary function is to help the victim during the process of bringing her case to trial. It's very difficult to prosecute a rape case. It's tough to suffer through being called a liar and having it implied that you're hysterical or mentally ill by the defense, having your friends turn on you and your family disbelieve you, and just generally having to face the man who raped you in court and what victims' services does is offer non-judgemental moral support to victims so that they don't freak out.
A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open
Thursday, May 11, 2006
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