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
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)973 353-1918Blumenthal Hall, Room 203 Counseling Center973 353-5805Blumenthal Hall, Room 101 Health Services973 353-5231Blumenthal Hall, Room 104
On campus, the following are Non-Confidential Resources:Rutgers Police Department973 353-5111200 University Avenue Title IX and ADA973 353-1906PRCC 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 Hotline877 733-CARE Prosecutor’s Office- Victim Witness Advocacy973 621-4687 Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center973 757-7377 Essex County Family Justice Center973 230-7229
Off campus, the following are Non-Confidential Resources:Essex County Police Department973 621-4111