Sexual Assault

Examination Options after Sexual Assault: Do Survivors Have to Report?

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has a new webinar coming up, Examination Options After Sexual Assault: Do Survivors Have to Report? The session will be held May 25th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: Access to healthcare after sexual assault can be critical to survivors beginning the healing process and to prevent long-term health consequences. Reporting the assault to law enforcement should not be a barrier to accessing this care. In 2005 the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) stated that victims of sexual assault must be provided access to a medical forensic exam free of charge and without being required to cooperate with law enforcement or participate in the criminal justice system.

Kim Day (SAFEta) and Leslie Hagan (DOJ) will be teaching the webinar. Register for it here.