A Message from District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.
As your District Attorney, I am committed to ensuring the safety and protection of every resident of Worcester County.
People of every age, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation can be victims of sexual assault. We recognize the physical, emotional, and psychological harm that victims can suffer as a result of this deeply personal crime, as well as the social, religious, or cultural taboos that may prevent victims or witnesses from coming forward to report it. .
The goal of the Sexual Assault Unit in our office is to assist those who have been victims of sexual assault and to prosecute the offenders.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, I urge you to immediately call police or call my office (508 755-8601).
Joseph D. Early, Jr.
Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault in Worcester County
Pathways for Change (Formerly Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass.)
588 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608-2014
Additional site in Fitchburg
Hotline: 800 870-5905
Office: 508 852-7600
TTY: 888 887-7130
New Hope Inc.
Services Offered: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Office Phone: 508 226-4015
Hotline Phone: 800 323-4673
TTY Phone: 800 323-4673
(Serves the following courts: Milford, Uxbridge, Westborough, East Brookfield, and Dudley courts.)
LIFT is a nonprofit organization committed to ending the sex trade through the implementation of the Equality Model. They offer healthcare, advocacy, room, board, outreach, rehousing, youth mentorship, community resources, support, pre-arraignment diversion programs in partnership with the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, awareness, and education.
For immediate assistance, to speak with staff, or to reach direct services personnel,
Jane Doe Inc. is a coalition of 60 local member programs working together with our allies to find lasting solutions that promote the safety, liberty, and dignity for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. We work for social change to help create a world free of violence and abuse.
Llámanos Spanish Language Helpline
24-hour Helpline: 800 223-5001
c/o YWCA of Western Mass.
1 Clough Street
Springfield, MA 01118
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
MOVA is an independent state agency created by the Massachusetts legislature in 1984 to advocate for and assist victims of crime.
MOVA provides emergency services and referrals to victims of crime (MOVA Help Directory),
One Ashburton Place, Suite 1101
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617 586-1340
Fax: 617 586-1341