EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
Forensic Nursing Week
“ VIBS thanks all of its awesome forensic examiners for their wonderful trauma-informed care of sexual assault survivors of Suffolk County. Keep up the great work! We love you!”
-Karen McCaffrey Oprea, Director of SANE/SAFE at VIBS
Forensic Nursing Week is November 11-15.
The program trains providers in forensic medical examinations, evidence collection techniques, and in coordinated community response to address violence. The Suffolk County SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) program is a collaborative program sponsored by VIBS, the Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and our three partner hospitals.
The SAFE program allows victims of rape and sexual assault to go to their nearest SAFE Center (located discreetly within our partner hospitals’ waiting rooms) and receive cost-free forensic examinations.
Fall 2019 Newsletter
Find out about recent happenings and upcoming events! Plus, see photos from our summer events and read a survivor’s story.
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Established in 1976, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) is a family violence and rape crisis center that provides free and confidential services
to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and education on these issues.
VIBS provides specialized trauma informed counseling, advocacy, 24/7 confidential hotline, community education and legal representation to residents of all ages throughout Suffolk County. Services are for victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, witnesses to homicide and for veterans suffering from Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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VIBS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Charity, Tax ID: 11-2411984
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