What To Do

IF YOU ARE RAPED

 

1. Go to a safe place immediately. Do not shower, bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth or use toilet (you may destroy important evidence needed in court).
2. Do not clean up in any way until you’ve talked to the police.
3. Call the police as soon as you can. The sooner you make the report the greater the chances the attacker will be caught.
4. Get medical attention as soon as possible.
5. Contact a trusted friend or a family member that you can trust, immediately. Call the Rape Crisis Center for support and information.
6. Remember, you are the victim. You have nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about. You may want to contact a treatment or crisis center to help you deal with the consequences of the assault.

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HELP FOR VICTIMS

Rape Crisis Centers

Rape Crisis Centers provide direct assistance to victims of sexual assault. Such as:

  1. Crisis intervention.

  2. In person counseling.

  3. Follow-up counseling.

  4. Accompaniment to hospitals, criminal justice

    agencies and social service agencies.

  5. Information and referral.

  6. Community and school prevention programs.

  7. Self defense programs.

  8. Training for law enforcement, medical, mental health and social service professionals.

 

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If you have trouble locating a Rape Crisis Center in your local phone book, please call the

 

AT
1-800-656-HOPE

*These centers provide 24-hour support and all services are confidential and free*

 


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