When you’re the victim of sexual violence…
There is never an excuse for using force, intimidation, or drugs/alcohol to force someone to perform sexual acts of any kind. If you (or someone you know) have been the victim of sexual violence, on or off-campus, help is available, immediately and in the long-term. You are not alone – there are many sources of confidential help, and Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark is committed to helping you secure the assistance you need.
Regardless of whether you wish to file a police report, it is important to seek medical assistance as soon as possible to receive preventive medication for possible sexually transmitted diseases and be eligible to receive emergency contraception.
GET IMMEDIATE HELP…
Other resources for immediate help:
State-wide Sexual Assault Toll Free Hotline
(800) 601-7200 – or on-line at http://www.njcasa.org/
Sexual Violence Programs in NJ, by county http://www.njcasa.org/sexual-violence-nj/sexual-violence-programs
SOURCES OF MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE:
Student Health Services:
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus Newark
Student Health Service - Doctor’s Office Center, 90 Bergen Street, Suite 1750, Newark
Employee Assistance/Student Wellness Program (counseling, crisis intervention)
Services available 24/7
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., evenings by appointment.
EMERGENCIES after 5:00 p.m. & weekends – 1-800-327-3678
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Notifying the police does not require you to pursue criminal prosecution or Rutgers disciplinary action. Your rights include:
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