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Stop Violence Program

Dean of Students Office

Knight Hall 106

Dept. 3135

1000 E. University Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3296

Fax: 307-766-3298

Email: stopviolence@uwyo.edu

Reporting Options

Forensic Medical Exams

If you have experienced a sexual or physical assault within the last week, we recommend getting a forensic exam at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. At the hospital, you will have the option to make a report to the police at that time, or to have your examination remain anonymous. In either situation, you will not have to pay for the exam. 

Forensic examinations collect physical evidence, so that it can be stored and accessed should you want to pursue a police investigation at any point. Specially-trained forensic nurses at Ivinson can answer any questions that you have about the exam or about reporting, and an advocate can accompany you to the hospital or meet you there. You can also contact the SAFE Campus Advocate with questions about forensic exams.

Download the Ivinson Forensic Nursing brochure. 

 


Reporting to Law Enforcement

Anonymous Reporting

Anyone can make an anonymous report to law enforcement about any incident. Use the UWPD Silent Witness form to file an anonymous report. If the incident did not happen on campus, UWPD will forward the report to the appropriate jurisdiction.

Anonymous reports can provide information to law enforcement, but police are usually unable to act on anonymous reports. They will hold on to the information, and if you decide later to make a more formal report to law enforcement, you can let them know that you filed an anonymous report earlier, and the police may be able to connect the two reports. 

Information Only Reporting

You have the option to speak with a police officer without initiating an investigation. This type of conversation is referred to as an "information only report." The officer will make notes on any information you would like to share and will take your name and some contact information. However, the police will not take any action on the report unless you request it. Contact SAFE Project for more information on information only reporting.

Reporting for Investigation

You can make a report to law enforcement, and ask for an investigation. An investigative report usually is extremely detailed, and can take some time. Investigative reports are usually recorded for evidence. You can have an advocate sit with you while making the report. You have the option to call the police and ask for an advocate, or talk to an advocate first and then go together to make the report. SAFE Project or Stop Violence can answer some questions about reporting and help to identify the appropriate law enforcement agency.

 


Reporting to the University of Wyoming

All reports to UW, whether anonymous, for information only, or for investigation, can be made online using the Report It form

purple logo that reads "report it: sexual misconduct, civil rights discrimination, violence in the workplace"Anonymous Reporting

If you would like your report to remain anonymous, then you can submit the form without including your name or contact information. However, UW will not be able to act on an anonymous report and will not be able to follow up with you for any reason. 

If you would like to file an anonymous report, we suggest working with a confidential resource like SAFE Project, so that in the event that you no longer wish to remain anonymous, someone can help connect you and your anonymous report.

Information Only Reporting

If you would like support from UW but do not want UW to initiate an investigation, you can file a report online that only includes your name. UW generally will not initiate an investigation without your permission, but there are exceptions including if your perpetrator has already been reported to UW for additional violations, or if the nature of what happened to you suggests that your perpetrator may be a threat to the entire campus community.

After you file your online report, an investigator with the Dean of Students Office or the Title IX Office (Equal Opportunity Report and Response) will contact you to talk about your report and to answer questions about available support options.

We suggest working with a confidential resource like the SAFE Campus Advocate, who can help you navigate the UW reporting process.

Reporting for Investigation

If you would like to report to UW and would like UW to investigate your report, please include as much information as you know and can remember in your online report. 

After you file your online report, an investigator with the Dean of Students Office or the Title IX Office (Equal Opportunity Report and Response) will contact you to talk about your report and to answer questions about the investigation process.

You are welcome to have an advisor with you throughout the investigation process. A confidential advocate can work with you as an advisor, but you can also work with an attorney. The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has a legal assistance program available to survivors of sexual violence. These attorneys can help you with civil legal matters, including the UW investigation process, and can provide assitance for free. You can contact the legal assistance program by calling 307-755-0992. You can also visit the SAFE Campus Advocate to get an application for the legal assistance program.


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Stop Violence Program

Dean of Students Office

Knight Hall 106

Dept. 3135

1000 E. University Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3296

Fax: 307-766-3298

Email: stopviolence@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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