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.
If you do plan to report the attack to police, or think there's a chance you will want to in the future, write down all the details of the attack that you can remember — while the memory is still fresh.
There are benefits of reporting the sexual assault:
Many victims are able to report only after they receive the necessary support to do so. Friends and family members are great places to find support and an advocate from New Horizons Crisis Center is always available to you. Once you have the support you need, New Horizons Crisis Center can go with you to law enforcement, if you would like to support you while you report the assault.
Many victims and witnesses are unfamiliar with court procedures. They may be fearful or feel emotional stress about their role and responsibilities. The County Attorney or an advocate would be able to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the criminal prosecution process.
Some information from RAINN.
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