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517-372-5976

Crisis Line: 372-5572

​Find us: 

PO Box 14149

Lansing, MI. 48901

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Know Your Rights as a Sexual Assault Survivor

  • You have the right to have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Kit collection within 120 hours of the assault.

  • You have the right to a SANE exam, regardless of whether or not you report to Law.

  • You are never required to participate in the criminal justice system or receive a physical exam in order to keep your rights.

  • You get to choose whether you get an exam, whether and how you report the assault, and how much you participate in the process.

  • You have the right to a Medical Advocate or other support person with you throughout your exam, investigation and prosecution.

  • You have the right to decline any part of the SANE exam, and may complete all, some or none of the exam.

  • You have the right to be informed throughout the investigation, medical exam and prosecution.

  • You have the right to be educated on community resources that are available to you.

  • You have the right to free and confidential counseling and advocacy services.

  • You have the right to be safe at school, and be protected from discrimination through Title IX.

  • You have the right to financial assistance under Michigan Crime Victim Compensation.

  • You have the right to seek a Personal Protection Order.

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