For Law Enforcement
The You Have the Right campaign is designed to educate sexual assault survivors and their loved ones on Colorado’s reporting options, their rights as it relates to those reporting options, and the availability and cost of medical forensic exams in the state. It is essential for all professionals working with sexual assault survivors to understand Colorado’s reporting options because these reporting options are mandated by Colorado and federal law. A lack of awareness about the laws can cause confusion, conflict, and even distrust between survivors, professionals, and the larger community. We hope this information is useful for when you respond to adult sexual assault in your community.