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Domestic and Sexual Violence Victim Assistance

Call '911' in an Emergency

 

Student Health Center medical providers, counseling and psychological services (CAPS) clinicians, and health educators offer confidential services and resources for students who are victims of dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and other crimes.

Call (323) 343-3314 to schedule a CAPS appointment or (323) 343-3302 to schedule a health education or medical appointment.

Information and resources on victims' rights, local hotlines and treatment centers, helping a friend, crime reporting, and other important aspects of domestic and sexual violence can be found in the information and resources section of this page.

Victim assistance services offered through the Student Health Center include:

 

Basic safety planning

Basic safety planning is available by appointment (call 323-343-3302) and on a walk-in basis (SHC 215, as available).

Note 1: Call '911' in an emergency.

Note 2: To help reduce future risk of harm, safety planning is extremely important. Victims are strongly encouraged to seek safety planning assistance from the: National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233), (800) 787-3224 (TTY); National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673); a local domestic and sexual violence hotline/treatment center; University Police; or a local law enforcement agency.

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Crisis intervention and ongoing counseling

Crisis intervention is offered by the Student Health Center's psychological, medical, and health education staff by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Ongoing counseling is provided by the Center's counseling and psychological services (CAPS) mental health professionals. Call (323) 343-3314 for CAPS appointments. Call (323) 343-3302 for future or same-day medical and health education appointments.

Note: Crisis intervention counseling is available 24-hours a day through the: National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233), (800) 787-3224 (TTY); National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673); and local domestic and sexual violence hotlines and treatment centers. Ongoing counseling and other advocacy services are also available through local centers.

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Diagnosis and treatment for injuries, sexually transmitted infections, and emergency contraception

Medical services are available by appointment or walk-in basis. Call (323) 343-3302 for future or same-day appointments.

Note 1: Consider seeking care from local hospitals with violence intervention programs, especially for assaults which have taken place within the preceding 72 hours. Beginning January 2009, federal law allows sexual assault victims to obtain the rape forensic exam anonymously, without having to report to or cooperate with law enforcement.

To find local hospitals near you contact one of the following 24-hour hotlines: National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233), (800) 787-3224 (TTY) or the National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673).

Note 2: California law requires health practitioners to report details of injuries resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes involving patients they treat to a local law enforcement agency.

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Assistance with notifying University Police or contacting a local hotline (if requested)

All crime victims are encouraged to report criminal incidents to University Police or local law enforcement. Student Health Center staff can help victims notify University Police, Judicial Affairs, the Office for Equity and Diversity, and local law enforcement.

Assistance is also available for contacting local hotlines and treatment centers, as well as victim-witness assistance programs.

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Reporting Obligations

In compliance with federal and state law, as well as university policies, the Student Health Center:

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Information and resources

The Student Health Center's health educators are available to provide victims and concerned faculty/staff members with information related to:

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Last Update: 03/19/2013