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For Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals provide critical care and support to survivors of sexual violence through all stages of their healing journey. The information provided here is designed to guide you should one of your clients disclose they have experienced a sexual assault in the last seven days.

In Colorado, survivors of sexual assault between 18-69 years old, who do not have intellectual or developmental disabilities, have three options for reporting. Even though the term “reporting” is used, only one of the options involves reporting to the law enforcement.

As a mental health professional, it is crucial you have the correct information about a survivor’s rights under state and federal law as well as up to date information on the sexual assault specific services and resources available to them. Please visit our resource map to locate the nearest sexual assault nurse examiner/forensic nurse examiner program and/or rape crisis victim advocacy resource.

Ways to Report