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Sexual Assault Intervention Guarantee

Sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are considered crimes in California. It is a victim’s choice to report a crime. If you have been sexually assaulted, we urge you to report the assault to the UC San Diego Police Department.

To encourage assault reporting, we offer the following guarantee.


  • Meet with you privately, or you may choose to be accompanied by a friend.
  • Upon request, have a female officer, if available, conduct the initial interview.
  • Take your assault seriously and fully investigate the matter for you regardless of the gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or religion of those parties involved.
  • Not prejudge you or your actions. Assault victims are not responsible for the criminal actions of others.
  • Treat you and your case with courtesy, dignity, sensitivity and understanding.
  • Assist you in arranging for your medical needs.
  • Provide you with counseling referral information.
  • Upon request, not release your name to the public or to the press.
  • Discuss and explain the criminal justice process. You will be kept informed of the progress of the investigation.
  • Continue to be available to answer your questions and to assist you as the process of the investigation or prosecution proceeds.

Report a Sexual Assault

  • For the quickest response, call 911 to be connected to the nearest police department.
  • To report anonymously and confidentially to the UC San Diego Police, call (858) 534-HELP (4357).

If you choose not to report the assault immediately, reporting to the police remains an option at any time.

When someone chooses to report their sexual assault, abuse by an intimate partner, or the stalking behaviors that they are experiencing, they have certain rights, including the right to have a victim advocate and/or support person of their choosing with them during any investigative interview. A CARE Advocate can offer free and confidential assistance with this process.

See all reporting options.

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