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Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved

  • Do listen closely if the victim wants to talk, but do not ask questions beyond what is necessary to protect the victim and preserve evidence;
  • Do prevent loss or destruction of known evidence.

Put your own feelings aside and try not to communicate shock, disgust, embarrassment, or disbelief. Stay close to the alleged victim immediately after the disclosure to provide some sense of physical security.

What to Do When Abuse is Suspected

Do ensure the individual's safety. Ensure the alleged abuser s does not have access to the alleged victim. Do explain the requirement to immediately report to DPPC and to your supervisor assuming the supervisor is not part of the complaint.

Do seek privacy, if possible, so the individual is protected from disclosing in public.

  1. Do ensure the individual's safety. When did it happen?
  2. Do listen closely if the victim wants to talk, but do not ask questions beyond what is necessary to protect the victim and preserve evidence.
  3. Contact should be limited to one representative of the program. Only enough to establish that abuse or a crime has occurred.

Do listen closely if the victim wants to talk, but do not ask questions beyond what is necessary to protect the victim and preserve evidence. Do gather essential information, by asking: Only enough to establish that abuse or a crime has occurred.

What to Do When Abuse is Suspected

Where did it happen? Important to know for notifying the authorities, securing the scene and protecting evidence. When did it happen? If within 120 hours of sexual assault, go to an emergency room for a sexual assault exam, preferably a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner SANE designated hospital.

Preserving Evidence

Who is the alleged abuser? Do gather and document basic information on the alleged victim and alleged abuser, as reported.

  1. When did it happen? Who is the alleged abuser?
  2. Who is the alleged abuser?
  3. Do ensure allegations are not repeated to others.

Do, when possible, collect relevant logs, schedules, correspondence, etc. Do prevent loss or destruction of known evidence.

  • Do ensure allegations are not repeated to others;
  • Do ensure allegations are not repeated to others;
  • Do prevent loss or destruction of known evidence.

Do ensure allegations are not repeated to others. Contact should be limited to one representative of the program. Do call 911 in an emergency.