LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING SEXUAL OFFENDERS
Sexual offenders rely on keeping their victims silent to avoid being held accountable for their crimes. Every time a victim shares their experience and allows law enforcement to document a normally hidden part of that offender, an important step is taken in efforts show who these predators really are. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, YOU HAVE OPTIONS when reporting to law enforcement.
All You Have Options Program Participating Agencies believe in providing victims of sexual assault with as much control over their report to law enforcement as the law allows. Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to report even if they never intend to pursue criminal charges against the person who assaulted them or if the statute of limitations has already passed.
Participating Law Enforcement Agencies:
Click on the button associated with the law enforcement agency where the crime occurred:
Each Participating Law Enforcement Agency lists on their individual reporting page common situations when they may not be able to keep information provided by a sexual assault victim confidential or private. You Have Options Program Participating Agencies strive to be as transparent as possible with all victims of sexual assault regarding when program options are available and when they are not. Victims considering reporting to a campus law enforcement agency are encouraged to pay special attention to that agency’s limitations in maintaining a requested level of confidentiality due to Title IX requirements. Learn more about Title IX here.
Why aren't all the states listed above?
Law enforcement agencies from multiple states not listed above have attended an Introductory Session for the You Have Options Program which allows them to begin the process of joining this national website. Each law enforcement agency's process of implementing the You Have Options Program is dependent on many factors that influence when they will be listed on this website.
The You Have Options Program does not list the names of the agencies who have attended an Introductory Session. If the law enforcement agency where a crime against you occurred or where you live is not listed on this website you are encouraged to contact them directly with questions about their participation.