Next Steps

Law Enforcement Options

File a police report with UK Police Department. As a University police department, federal law requires us to document crimes that are reported to us. However, once a crime is reported, there is no requirement to investigate. If a survivor does not want an investigation to continue, it doesn’t have to. Call (859) 257-1616 to make a report.

Receive a SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic) Exam at UK Chandler Hospital. Survivors are encouraged to be treated for any injuries, receive prophylaxis, and collect evidence from the assault. SAFE exams are available up to 96 hours after an assault. A survivor may choose to have a SAFE done without filing a police report or interacting with law enforcement. Evidence collected from the exam will be stored for one year, in case the survivor chooses to pursue an investigation. Sexual Assault Toolkit - Kentucky Attorney General

Protective Orders- Residents of Fayette County (including temporary residents like students) are able to petition for orders of protection through the court system. A protective order mandates the amount and type of contact that a respondent can have with the petitioner (i.e. physical distance, communication type and frequency, third party contact, etc.) Find more information on protective orders here or call (859) 246-2248.

Advocacy Options

UK’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Center free on campus support, advocacy, referrals, education, and anti-violence activism on campus. Contact 859-257-3574.
UK’s Counseling Center on campus counseling and crisis intervention services. Contact (859) 257-8701.
Title IX Office on campus academic, housing, and employment accommodations and assistance for survivors of interpersonal violence, as well as independent investigations into incidents of assault, abuse, and harassment. Contact (859) 257-8927.
Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center free, confidential therapy, advocacy, and support services to survivors of sexual violence in Central Kentucky. Contact (859) 253-2511.
Greenhouse 17 Provides advocacy, education, shelter, and support services for survivors of dating and interpersonal violence. Contact (800) 544-2022.