Was raped

Welcome! You have now arrived at our web site designed to provide you with information about what to do if you, or someone you know, is raped.

What to do if YOU are raped:

  • Go to a safe place, and get help quickly.
  • Contact the UFPD Office of Victim Services at (352) 392-5648 or (352) 392-1111. A victim advocate can help you with medical, legal, and counseling services.
  • Get medical attention immediately.
  • Don’t bathe or douche.
  • Save your clothing.
  • Don’t disturb the physical surrounding in which the rape took place.
  • Report the incident to the police.
  • Seek counseling.

What to do if SOMEONE YOU KNOW is raped:

  • Call the UFPD Office of Victim Services at (352) 392-5648 or (352) 392-1111. A victim advocate will be able to tell you exactly what you and the victim should do.
  • Do not judge them.
  • Give comfort; listen to what they have to say, and provide reassurance and support.
  • Encourage action – having a medical exam, reporting the crime, seeking counseling & advocacy, etc.
  • Don’t let your feelings get in the way of helping the victim.

 

University of Florida Web Sites:

UF Policy of Sexual Assault & Other Information You Need To Know
http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/University-of-Florida-Policy-on-Sexual-Assault.aspx