24 hour help-line Counselling and support Training

SASS is a free and confidential support service for southern Tasmanian people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence. We also provide Redress Scheme Support Services across Tasmania.

Our mission is to work towards achieving a healthier,  safer community in Tasmania, free of sexual harm.

We provide information and support to professionals, and offer a range of training workshops and education sessions throughout Tasmania.

Media release: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

SASS notes that the Justice Legislation (Mandatory Sentencing) Bill 2019 has recently passed the lower house. SASS CEO Jill Maxwell states,

Media Release: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Bill Passed

SASS notes that the Justice Legislation (Mandatory Sentencing) Bill 2019 has recently passed the lower house. We appreciate that this legislation has prompted much debate. SASS initially supported the Bill when it was first brought to Parliament in 2017. We did so because we believed, and continue to believe, that sentences are not appropriately reflecting the significant impacts children experience as a result of sexual assault.

Trauma and the Body - Specialised Trauma Therapy Professional Development

This two day workshop is for practitioners who want to develop the skills and confidence to integrate the body into their trauma work. It is both experiential and skill development focused. Current research is showing that trauma is largely remembered non-verbally, leaving the body and nervous system primed for future threat. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR HOBART AND LAUNCESTON SESSIONS.