Sexual Assault and Safety

Please note: The information on these pages provides general information only. It is not specific legal advice addressing your specific situation. For personal legal advice, please contact us.

It’s normal to feel afraid or worried for your safety. We also understand that you know what’s best for your own safety. Contact us to learn about your legal rights to protection, and we’ll help you weigh your options.

Restraining Orders:

You may qualify for a court order to protect you. A restraining order or “protective order” makes it a crime for the perpetrator to communicate with you or your family in any manner, harm you, harass you, or go near your home, workplace, or school. You don’t have to press criminal charges, or even make a police report. You can apply for a protective order with the help of a lawyer at SALSA.

Unsafe at Home:

If you rent your home, or live in a college dorm, there are laws that can help you increase your safety. You may even be able to move at little or no cost, and without harming your credit.

When you are ready, contact us at 1-888-343-4414, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.