Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault (Barwon CASA) is a specialist sexual assault and family violence service. We have office locations in Geelong and Horsham and provide services across the Barwon and Wimmera regions.
Our services include free and confidential, specialist counselling to adults, young people and children who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence either recently or in the past and to their non-offending parents, partners, family and friends. We provide a 24-hour crisis care response to victims of recent sexual assault, including crisis counselling, support and advocacy to medical care and justice services.
Barwon CASA also provides a family focused, prevention and early intervention therapeutic service to children and young people under the age of 15 who have engaged in problematic or abusive sexualised behaviours (SABTS).
We provide specialised advocacy, secondary consultation, community education and professional training across the sector and deliver a sexual assault prevention program in secondary schools that aims to address violence supportive attitudes and prevent violence before it occurs.