VPVA Resources

Where Can I Go For Help?

If you, a loved one or friend were recently sexually assaulted, there may be options for you to seek assistance immediately. If a sexual assault occurred within the past 5 days, and the survivor wishes to, they may choose to have evidence collected for purposes of a potential police report. The forensic examination is done at specific hospitals, and the survivor may choose to have a confidential advocate present for support. If the survivor is still within the 5 day window and wishes to request a Forensic Nurse Examination, they may report to the emergency room at one of the following hospitals. They may contact VPVA for assistance with transportation if they are unable to secure transportation themselves.

Essex County Hospital

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Saint Michael’s Medical Center

University Hospital

For support on RUN campus, there are confidential and non-confidential resources. A confidential resource is not mandated to report the disclosure to law enforcement or Title IX. A non-confidential resource will make a report to law enforcement or Title IX.


On campus, the following are Confidential Resources:

Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA)
973 353-1918
Blumenthal Hall, Room 203
Counseling Center
973 353-5805
Blumenthal Hall, Room 101
Health Services
973 353-5231
Blumenthal Hall, Room 104


On campus, the following are Non-Confidential Resources:

Rutgers Police Department
973 353-5111
200 University Avenue
Title IX and ADA
973 353-1906
PRCC Room 316B


Any other RUN staff/faculty member

Community members within Newark and Essex County are also available for additional support.


Off campus, the following are Confidential Resources:

Essex County SAVE Hotline
877 733-CARE
Prosecutor’s Office- Victim Witness Advocacy
973 621-4687
Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center
973 757-7377
Essex County Family Justice Center
973 230-7229


Off campus, the following are Non-Confidential Resources:

Essex County Police Department
973 621-4111