HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) – Henrico Police have partnered with a nonprofit organization in opening a safe space for survivors of sexual assault.
Alongside Project Beloved: The Molly Jane Mission, Henrico Police has created a soft interview room – a space where survivors feel safe and comfortable when talking to law enforcement.
Henrico Police says each soft interview room will have three chairs including one for a survivor, law enforcement officer, and one may be used by a second officer or an advocate for the survivor.
Soft interview rooms typically include decorative pieces, weighted blankets, comforting scents, and other items that can help a survivor feel safe while telling their story.
Project Beloved was started by a mother who lost her daughter to sexual assault violence, and focuses on empowering survivors.
Henrico Police’s soft interview room is the third in Virginia – with others located at Virginia Military Institute and the Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
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