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Victim Advocacy and Support Resources

We can help

Victim Advocacy

If you are in crisis or need to talk about an incident of sexual misconduct, call the

24-Hour Victim Advocacy Hotline at 660-441-4855

If you have experienced discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, or stalking, we can help. Victim Advocates will provide support to any student who has experienced discrimination or harassment at any University-sponsored program or event, including in a classroom.

Victim Advocates support survivors of sexual violence by providing crisis intervention services, referrals, advocacy, and confidential reporting in a centralized location. Here, survivors or their loved ones can receive information, validation, explore options, reduce the stigma of victimization, and recognize the right to self-determination.

UCM’s Title IX information 

Victim Advocacy brochure 

Resource brochure for people who have experienced sexual misconduct

How a Victim Advocate Can Help:

Reviewing your options
If someone is victim of a crime, they are often confused about their options for reporting the crime, as well as what the pros and cons of reporting may be. Our advocate can discuss these options, and assist you in making a decision that is best for you.

Assistance in reporting a crime
If you want to report a crime to law enforcement, whether on campus or off campus, the advocate can accompany you during that process.

Assistance in reporting to Student Experience and Engagement 
You have the right to feel safe on campus; harming another student is strictly against University Policy. If the perpetrator is a part of the university community, there are procedures that we can assist with through the Office of Student Experience and Engagement to ensure your safety.

Academic intervention
If you need academic intervention, we may be able to facilitate that so that you will experience minimal loss in academic achievement.

Assistance in obtaining counseling
After an assault, counseling is often a good idea. An advocate can refer you for services, and even accompany you to your first session if you would like.

Assistance in obtaining medical care
Even if you do not report the crime to law enforcement, we can assist in obtaining medical care for your health and well-being.

Referrals and resources
An advocate can refer you to other supports and resources, both on and off campus, that may be helpful to you.

To connect with a Victim Advocate call the 24-Hour Victim Advocacy Hotline at 660-441-4855.

Supportive Resources

We can connect you to a wide variety of on-campus and off-campus resources to help with other concerns, including mental health, financial issues, family problems, and more. If you aren’t sure which resources you need, we can help with that too.

For help getting connected to these resources contact:

Heather Lawson
Title IX and CARE Team Case Manager
660-543-8328
lawson@ucmo.edu

Contact

Heather Lawson
Title IX and CARE Team Case Manager
Administration 213
Tel: (660)543-8328

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