What Should I do if I have Been Raped or Sexually Assaulted?
- Make sure you are safe
- Make sure you are in a safe environment. If you believe you are still in danger, call 911.
- Once you're out of physical danger, contact someone you know and trust, such as a friend, relative, teacher, school counselor, friend's parent, doctor or religious leader.
- Call us for options, resources, support, and help. We have trained advocates available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you through the process of healing.
- If you are under 18, tell a trusted adult. (But remember, not every adult is able to help. You may need to tell more than one person before you find someone who can help.) It's important to be aware that, if you disclose your identity and location and that you are being harmed, the person you tell may be required by state law to alert authorities.
- You can call the Office of Children’s Services to report harm or neglect against a child
If you do not have any trusted adults in your life or wish to talk confidentially for now, you can call the Child Help hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
You can also call Child Protective Services for your area.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the Careline, the Statewide suicide and crisis hotline
If you would like to report to law enforcement you can call 911
- Fairbanks Police Department 450-6500
- Alaska State Troopers 451-5100
- University of Alaska Fairbanks Police 474-7721
- North Pole Police Department 488-6902
- If you are unsure about whether you would like to report to law enforcement there may be an anonymous reporting option where a forensic exam could occur to check for any injury and preserve evidence in the event you would like to report down the road. Please call an advocate for more information on anonymous reporting 452-2293.
While many survivors find pursuing justice an important part of their recovery process, only you can decide if it is the right choice for you. If you have questions about the process, call us and we can explain what to expect.
- UAF Resource and Advocacy Center 474-6360
- Title IX 474-7300
- Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities 474-7317
- ASUAF 474-7355