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Call 911

If you are in immediate danger or your safety is at risk, call 911 for emergency assistance. You can report an assault and receive assistance from authorities.

Call the non-emergency line for your local police or campus law enforcement

If you are not in immediate danger, you can report an assault and receive assistance from authorities at your local police station and/or campus-based law enforcement if you are on a college campus.

Visit a medical center

If you are in need of medical attention for injuries resulting from a sexual assault, please visit your closest medical center. You can also choose to have a sexual assault forensic exam. If you are a minor, the mandated reporting processes will occur. More information on these processes is explained below. If you are over the age of 18, you do not have to report the crime to have a sexual assault forensic exam. For more information on locations that provide sexual assault forensic exams, the timeline for evidence collection, and how to receive support from an advocate regarding this process, please access this information from RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), and call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE.

Call a Hotline

#WeRideTogether recognizes that sexual misconduct and abuse in sport can be extremely impactful and complex. You are not alone. If you need support, help finding resources, or help navigating the healing or reporting processes, please connect with the helplines listed below.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Use this resource as a 24/7, free, and confidential suicide prevention hotline. Options for English and Spanish speakers and Deaf or HoH individuals.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway

Use this resource for information about reporting child abuse, resources, and state laws and statutes. Options for English and Spanish speakers.

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Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Use this resource to get support for survivors of child abuse and/or report child abuse.

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Courage First Athlete Helpline

Use this resource if you are in need of confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, informational athlete-focused resources, and guidance related to concerns about any type of abuse.

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LGBT National Help Center

Use this resource as a hotline for LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Miscarriage & Abortion Hotline

Use this resource to receive confidential information about miscarriage and abortion support.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Use this resource as a hotline for victims of domestic violence. English and Spanish.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

Use this resource as a hotline for individuals or families experiencing mental and/or substance use disorders. Services in English and Spanish.

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Use this resource for information related to Child Traumatic Stress and to access services for traumatized children. Information in English, Spanish and some Arabic.

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The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

Use this resource as a sexual assault helpline via online chat, phone, mobile app, and chatbot.

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Trans Lifeline

Use this resource for peer support run by trans people for trans and questioning peers.

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Reporting

For minors, all disclosed abuse or reasonable suspicion of abuse must be reported based on your jurisdiction's applicable mandated reporting laws. For adults, there is a difference between disclosing and reporting, meaning adult survivors may disclose abuse without automatic reporting occurring. Adult survivors may also choose to report sexual assault to local authorities. The decision to disclose abuse can be very difficult for survivors, with many personal and societal factors to consider. Survivors most often disclose abuse to connect with support and resources, and to begin their healing process.

For more information on reporting, visit our blog post detailing justice options for athletes.

Mandated Reporting

Anyone can report child sexual abuse or reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse. To find numbers and information on reporting in your state, please visit this organization list provided by childwelfare.gov. You may also call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 800.444.4453 for more information on local reporting procedures and processes. 

Mandated Reporting laws are in place for all U.S. states and territories, listing which individuals are required to report suspected child abuse. In some states, all adults are required to report. If a minor discloses to a mandated reporter, all mandated reporting processes must be followed by law. When a mandated report is made to local authorities, child protection services will review the information and may conduct an investigation. Child protection workers within the human services departments in your jurisdiction can also help children and families access services, resources, and assistance. To review the statutes in your state listing mandated reporters, please visit the State Statutes Search provided on childwelfare.gov.

Sports Specific Reporting

In addition to mandated reporting for children and reports made to law enforcement by adults, sporting federations and colleges may have their own mandated or optional reporting policies and procedures through SafeSport and Title IX.

To learn about specific resources for your sport, please visit your sports page for links to your sport’s governing body. 

For participants under the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, you can make a report to  SafeSport. Reports can be made online at uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern or by calling 833.587.7233 Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4 pm MST. Reports to SafeSport are separate from reports to local authorities and can be filed in tandem or in lieu of those reports. In cases of child sexual abuse or misconduct, mandated reporting laws are in place and reports should be made to local authorities first, then with SafeSport. During the Response and Resolution Process, SafeSport may issue temporary suspensions and final sanctions on public record, which can be found in the Centralized Disciplinary Database.

If you attend an educational institution that receives federal funding, whether K-12 or universities, then Title IX civil law regulations and procedures are present. To make a report through Title IX, contact your campus Title IX coordinator. For general information on the Title IX reporting process, please visit the Survivor Toolkit published by Equal Rights Advocates. An investigation through law enforcement does not take away from your institution’s obligations to respond under Title IX. Title IX rights require your school to conduct an investigation and take effective action to make a safe environment, as well as help you access resources and gain protection. 

For non-crisis support and additional resources, visit #WeRideTogether’s resource hub.