TITLE IX

What to do if you are a victim of sexual assault

Immediate Danger

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Report the incident to local police and/or campus personnel.

 

See a healthcare provider as soon as possible to receive a health exam and sexual assault evident kit.

Not in immediate danger

Reach out to a trusted friend or colleague. However, certain college employees are required to report to the Title IX Coordinator (aka Sexual Harassment Officer). For both student and staff, we offer confidential counseling who can connect you with additional resources. Details of your experience will not be shared without your permission. Keep in mind, speaking with an advocate does not constitute filing a formal report about the sexual harassment or violence.

Filing a Formal Report

You are not required to file a formal report, the choice is all yours. We are here to let you know your options.

Retaliation against a person who has filed a complaint of sexual harassment or violence, or someone who participates in the investigation of the complaint (i.e., witness), is not allowed under institutional policy. Reports of retaliation are taken seriously and may result with disciplinary action.

 

The following chart lists your reporting options and what to expect.

Option

Will report be confidential?

May I request a forensic medical exam?

Will an investigation follow?

Will there be disciplinary action?

Title IX Coordinator

Privacy is protected as much as possible.

In the event of an investigation, your name will be shared with the accused.

 

Yes.

It is your choice.

Yes.

Possibly, depends on the facts.

If the investigations finds a violation, a disciplinary proceeding will follow and then will it be decided what disciplinary actions should be taken.

 

Police Report

If the case advances to trial, your name will be disclosed in court records.

Yes.

It is your choice.

Yes.

Possibly, depends on the facts.

 

Anonymous Reporting

Yes

Yes.

Maybe, depends on the facts.

 

Possibly, depends on the facts.

 

If you decide not to file a formal report, you still have support. You may choose to speak with a close friend or colleague. If you decide to file a formal complaint, you may contact the Title IX Coordinator at:

 

[email protected]

Tel: (213) 384-2318

SMS: (213) 505-2720

          (213) 50-LAPC-0

 

Additional support is available:

211 LA County

Dial 2-1-1

Hub for all types of health, human and social services in LA County

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Services: support, information, advice, or a referral by trained specialists

(800) 854-7771 (ALWAYS OPEN)

(800) 656-4673 (HOPE)

 

National Sexual Assault Online Chat Hotline

https://hotline.rainn.org/online

 

MET – Mental Health & Sheriff for LA County

(800) 854-7771

 

Mental Health and Crisis Services in the Westside Los Angeles County L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health

(213) 738-2524 m

Services: primary entry point for mental health services

 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

(310) 390-8896

 

Center for the Pacific-Asian Family, Inc.

(323) 653-4045

Provides emergency shelter, hotline, individual counseling, group counseling, hospital accompaniment

 

Peace Over Violence

(213) 955-9095

Services: hotline individual counseling, group counseling, crime victim assistance advocacy, legal/criminal justice system advocacy

 

Strength United

(818) 772-9981

Services: individual counseling, group counseling, crime victim assistance advocacy, legal/criminal justice system advocacy

 

Additional Resources:

 

Family Advocate with the Department of Mental Health

(213) 738-3945

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline

(310) 391-11253

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

Services: free and confidential emotional support to people in distress

 

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center

Free sensitive medical treatment, preventative health care and counseling. Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) which is commonly referred to as a “rape exam” is

available to sexual assault survivors without filing a police report. Services: individual counseling, group counseling, crime victim assistance advocacy, legal/criminal justice

system advocacy, 24/7 emergency medical care and crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, emergency shelter referral.

 

1250 Sixteenth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(424) 259-6000

 

Wright Institute Los Angeles

(424) 371-5191

Services: individual counseling, group counseling, women’s sexual trauma groups and psychoeducational groups regarding sexual trauma.

 

YMCA Greater Los Angeles

(877) 943-5778

Services: individual counseling, group counseling, crime victim assistance advocacy, legal/criminal justice system advocacy, hospital accompaniment.

 

 

Learn more about your rights under Title IX. 

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