Filing A Report

The decision to file a formal report or complaint about sexual violence and sexual assault is a personal choice. We’re here to help you understand your options, and the resources available, whether you decide to report or not.

For students, a confidential CARE Advocate can explain your options in detail and answer questions, so you can make the decision that's right for you. Talking to the CARE Advocate doesn't constitute filing an official report about sexual violence. The details of your experience won't be shared with anyone without your permission.  Confidential advocacy and consultations can be reached by calling:

         
  • Victoria Molino, CARE Advocate (310) 206-2465 during office hours (Weekdays 8-5) 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can be reached 24 hours daily at (310) 825-0768
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    For faculty members, other academic appointees, and staff employees, contact the Staff and Faculty Counseling Center (310) 794-0245 for confidential counseling and help, and information about where to go to file a report. Faculty may also contact the Academic Personnel Office regarding their academic rights.

    If you choose to file a formal report

    The chart below shows reporting options and what to expect.

    Options Will my information be confidential? Can I request a forensic medical exam? Will there be
    an investigation?
    Will there be disciplinary action for the accused?
    Title IX Coordinator

    Your privacy will be protected to the greatest legal extent possible.
    Some UC personnel involved in your case will have access to your information, and your name may be shared with the accused if there’s an investigation.
    Yes. It’s up to you.
    In some cases, physical evidence may assist an investigation.
    Yes
    Possibly, depending on
    the facts of your situation. 
    Police report Your name won’t be disclosed, if you request that it remain confidential.
    However, be aware that if the case advances to a court trial, your name would be included in court records, which are public documents.
    Yes. It’s up to you.
    In some cases, physical evidence may assist an investigation
    Yes Possibly, depending on the facts of your situation.
    Anonymous reporting Yes Yes Depends on the facts of your situation and if it is reported to a campus employee responsible for safety reporting Depends on the facts of your situation and if it is reported to a campus employee responsible for safety reporting

     

    Telling a professor, work colleague, supervisor or friend

    You should feel free to talk to a trusted friend or colleague. Keep in mind that managers, supervisors and certain employees such as athletic coaches, faculty advisors, teaching assistants and resident advisors are required to report to the Title IX Coordinator.

    If you choose not to report

    If you decide not to file a formal report, all campus resources remain available to support you.

    If you are a student, the CARE Advocate can provide immediate confidential support, explain our available campus resources and help you access the ones you want.

    If you are a faculty or staff member, you can talk one-on-one with the confidential staff at our Staff and Faculty Counseling Center, who can provide support and connect you with other resources.

    Here are some examples of the support services offered at UCLA:

    Reporting Options

    UCLA Title IX Office
    2241 Murphy Hall • (310) 206-3417
    www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu
    To file a Title IX complaint.  This office also provides information and consultation about campus policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment to any interested person. Consultations are also available for faculty, supervisors, administrators, and others who need information about their responsibilities to address sexual harassment of which they become aware.

    UC Police Department (UCPD)
    601 Westwood Plaza • (310) 825-1491
    www.ucpd.ucla.edu
    To file a criminal complaint or request a protective order, call UCPD immediately.

     


    Other Campus Resources

    The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center

    1250 Sixteenth Street
    Santa Monica, California
    (310) 319-4000
    www.911rape.org

    CARE Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct

    (310) 206-2465
    John Wooden Center West, 1st Floor
    CAREadvocate@caps.ucla.edu

    UCLA Consultation & Response Team
    CRTeam@ucla.edu
    www.studentincrisis.ucla.edu

     

                           

     

     


    UCLA Community Service Officer Evening Escort Program

    When traveling alone on campus and the surrounding area,15 minutes before you need to leave, call (310) 794-WALK


    Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    (310) 825-4073
    www.studenthealth.ucla.edu

    LGBT Campus Resource Center
    220 Westwood Plaza – Student Activities Center
    (310) 206-3628
    www.lgbt.ucla.edu

    UCLA Student Legal Services
    (310) 825-9894
    www.studentlegal.ucla.edu





    Community Resources

    Call the organizations below for additional information about shelters, legal issues, medical care, and other concerns related to your safety:

    National DV Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233) – 24-hour hotline: www.thehotline.org

    LA County DV Hotline
    1-800-978-3600 – 24-hour hotline

    Peace Over Violence
    (626) 793-3385 • (310) 392-8381 • (213) 626-3393 – 24-hour hotline
    www.peaceoverviolence.org

    Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children
    (310) 264-6644 – 24-hour hotline
    http://www.opcc.net/?nd=sojourn

    RAINN • (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
    1-800-656-HOPE (4673) – 24-hour hotline

    www.rainn.org

    National Center for Victims of Crime
    www.VictimsofCrime.org

    LGBTQ Community Resources
    www.BreakTheCycle.org
    www.lalgbtcenter.org