Third Party Reporting
Have you been sexually assaulted? Are you reluctant to go to police?
Third Party Reporting is a simple and anonymous way to report a sexual assault.
Sexual assault survivors hesitate to file a police report for many different reasons. The decision to report can be difficult, especially if the survivor knows the person who committed the assault or can’t remember what happened.
What is Third Party Reporting?
Benefits of Third Party Reporting
What happens after a Third Party Report?
*Note: In some serious circumstances, police must intervene, such as when there’s a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public or a person OR when a child needs protection.
When can Third Party Reporting not be used?
Third Party Reporting cannot be used where sexual violence has been present in a relationship or domestic partnership.
It cannot be used if the person who committed the crime was a police officer.
It is rarely used for people under the ages of 19. For more information on youth support, reach out to our Sexual Assault Response Program.
It cannot be used if you or the public is at risk of imminent harm or if a child is in need of protection.
Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes. As such, when violent sexual predators are operating in or across certain areas, police often have little or no information to aid them in protecting citizens.
Third Party Reporting increases leads on sexual predators and repeat offenders, while empowering survivors of sexual violence with an additional reporting option.
If you need support, please reach out to our Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP).
Call our SARP helpline or email. SARP offers practical and emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, court support and assistance with the criminal justice system, coping skills, and practices of self-care. SARP offers an empowering, supportive, and safe space to talk about your experiences of violence and sexual assault.
Get the Support You Need
This service is free and confidential.
Local Sexual Assault Response helpline (250) 931.7712
Toll-free Sexual Assault Response helpline 1.833.946.1706