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Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and other Prohibited Conduct

Campus Resources

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance – Title IX Initiatives    

Location: SPN 2.720

 

Contact the OIEC for information regarding UTD policies, to file a complaint, or for referrals to campus and community resources.

 

James Dockery, Title IX Coordinator

972-883-2218

 

Brandy Davis, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

972-883-5202

UTD Police Department

972-883-2222 or 911

 

Silent Witness Form (for anonymous reporting): www.utdallas.edu/police/silentwitness

 

Contact UTD police for emergency assistance, to file a criminal complaint, for information or assistance regarding protective orders, for information or assistance regarding forensic sexual assault exams, or to request a police escort. UTD police also offers self-defense classes for men and women.

 

You may also review UTD’s Daily Crime Log and Annual Security Report on the UTD PD website.

Student Counseling Center

972-883-2575

After hours helpline: 972-UTD-TALK

Location: SSB 4.600

 

The Student Counseling Center offers free confidential counseling services for UTD students. Couples counseling, group counseling, and educational programs are also offered.

Student Health Center

972-883-2747

Location: SSB 4.700

 

The Student Health Center offers primary and preventative healthcare services to UTD students, including STD screening and treatment and contraception. Information shared with healthcare professionals at the Student Health Center is confidential.

Galerstein Gender Center

972-883-6555

Location: SSB 4.300

 

The Galerstein Gender Center provides educational programming, resource referrals, and confidential counseling* to UTD students and employees, including information and resources for the resources for LGBTQ+ community.

*Only licensed counselors at the GGC are confidential resources; other employees may have mandatory reporting responsibilities.

Center for Students in Recovery

972-883-7320

Location: SSA 14.270

 

The Center for Students in Recovery helps students with substance use disorders or other addictions, those affected by addiction, or individuals questioning or exploring the impact of potential addictive behavior on his or her life.  A Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (SASS) meets weekly.

Student Wellness Center

972-883-4275

Location: SSB 4.500

 

The Student Wellness Center offers a variety of programs and resources to UT Dallas students, including educational programs regarding sexual misconduct, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention.

See also Comet Voice, UTD’s bystander intervention initiative.

Office of Community Standards and Conduct

972-883-6391

Location: SSB 4.400

 

Contact the OCSC for information regarding the Student Code of Conduct, the disciplinary process, sanctions, or to report an incident to the Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team (BAIT).

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Local Hospitals

Closest emergency room to the UTD campus:

Methodist Campus for Continuing Care (formerly Methodist Richardson Medical Center)

469-204-1000

 

401 W. Campbell Road – just west of Collins Boulevard

Richardson, Texas 75080

 

Note: Methodist Campus for Continuing Care does not have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) on staff. If a sexual assault exam is needed, contact UTD police for assistance.

 

Hospitals offering SANE (sexual assault) exams:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano (8 miles from campus)

6200 W. Parker Rd

Plano, Texas 75093

214-418-4041

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

214-418-4041

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (9 miles from campus)

8200 Walnut Hill Ln

Dallas, TX 75231

214-345-6789

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

214-345-6443

Parkland Hospital (18 miles from campus)

4900 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas, Texas 75235

214-590-8000

 

Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center

214.590.2926

24-hour Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 214.590.0430

Methodist Dallas Medical Center (20 miles from campus)

1441 N. Beckley Ave.

Dallas, Texas 75203

214-947-8181

1-800-725-9664

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

214-947-8181

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Sexual Violence

Dallas Rape Crisis Center (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 972-641-7273

 

Services provided include: 24-hour crisis hotline, 24-hour walk-in crisis intervention, medical accompaniment, counseling services, law enforcement/judicial accompaniment, case management, and community education/prevention programs.

The Turning Point (Plano, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-886-7273

 

Services provided include: 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital advocacy/accompaniment, legal advocacy, counseling services, community education/prevention programs, and SANE/SART programs. Counseling services include individual counseling, Women Survivor Processing Group, Friends and Family Support Group, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center at Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 214-590-0430

 

Services provided include: crisis intervention, advocacy services, 24/7 hospital response (to Parkland patients who are victims of abuse and violence), professional counseling, education and community outreach.

 

The services of licensed counselors and experienced staff are free to Dallas County residents.

Brighter Tomorrows (Irving, TX)

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 972-262-8383

 

Brighter Tomorrows provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Services provided include: 24-hour crisis hotline; crisis intervention and advocacy; accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutors’ offices and courts; SART and SANE programs.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

24-hour hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Online chat: online.rainn.org

 

Calls are routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of the caller’s phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)

512-474-7190

 

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy. In the meantime, we desire to support survivors on their paths to hope, healing, and justice. TAASA is the voice of the sexual assault movement in Texas. We are a unifying force bringing together parties involved in and affected by sexual assault as a catalyst for change.

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Relationship Violence

Domestic Violence Shelters:

Domestic violence shelters may provide a variety of services and support in addition to emergency housing, including: crisis intervention; individual and group counseling; legal services; community resource referrals; transitional housing; advocacy, including accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutor’s offices and courts; community education and outreach; Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs); job skills training; pet shelters; and more.

Brighter Tomorrows (Irving, TX and Grand Prairie, TX)

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 972-262-8383

Serves: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault (women, men and children)

Genesis Women’s Shelter (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 214-946-4358

Serves: Survivors of domestic violence (women and children)

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (Plano, TX and Garland, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 972-276-0053

Serves: Individuals who are affected by intimate partner and family violence (women, men and children)

The Family Place (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991

Serves: Victims of family violence (women, men, and children; offers a men’s shelter)

Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (Plano, TX)

Office Phone: 469-467-6241

Family Violence Hotline: 972-880-4193

Serves: Victims of family violence and their families from all backgrounds, with a special ability to understand and address the needs of the Muslim population

Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. (Denton, TX)

940-387-5131

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 800-572-4031

Serves: Survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault

 

Additional Resources for Victims of Relationship Violence:

Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center at Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 214-590-0430

 

Services include: crisis intervention, advocacy services, 24/7 hospital response (to Parkland patients who are victims of abuse and violence), professional counseling, education and community outreach.

Emily’s Place (Plano, TX)

972-424-7775

Serves: Survivors of domestic violence needing long-term housing and services (women and children)

 

“Emily’s Place is not a shelter, which typically allows women to stay for 30 – 90 days. Rather, it is a “transformational” housing ministry based on a 24-month stay commitment which promotes stability and wise choices.”

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24-hour hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Online chat available 7 days a week from 7am-2am CST

 

The NDV Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safely and live lives free of abuse. Call if you would like more resources/information or if you are questioning unhealthy aspects of your relationship.

Love Is Respect

24-hour hotline: 1-866-331-9474  or text “loveis” to 22522

Online chat available 24/7

 

Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

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Stalking

Texas Office of the Attorney General: Information on Stalking

 

Stalking Resource Center – National Center for Victims of Crime

800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255)

 

Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP)

SHARP is a free research-informed tool for increasing awareness of stalking developed by faculty at the University of Kentucky and partnering organizations. It can be used by victims or others on behalf of a victim.

 

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Municipal Police Departments

Richardson Police Department

972-744-4800

Online Report Form

 

Main Police Station

140 North Greenville Ave.

Richardson, TX 75081

Plano Police Department

(972) 424-5678
Online Report Form

 

Main Police Station

909 14th St.

Plano, TX  75074

Dallas Police Department

214-670-7253​​​​​​​​​​​​​ (North Central Division)

 

North Central Station

6969 McCallum Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75252

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Protective Orders

Dallas County District Attorney – Family Violence Division

Main Number: 214-653-3600

Protective Orders: 214-653-3528

 

Collin County District Attorney – Domestic Violence Unit/Protective Orders

Main Number: 972-548-4323

 

Collin County District Attorney – Victims Assistance Division

Victim Assistance Coordinators: 972-548-3692, 972-548-4239 or 972-548-3642

 

Denton County District Attorney – Family Law Division/Protective Orders

Main Number: 940-349-2600

 

Denton County District Attorney – Victims Assistance Division

Main Number: 940-349-2600

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Crime Victim Assistance

Richardson Victims’ Assistance Program – The Counseling Place

469-283-0242

 

The Victims’ Assistance Program at The Counseling Place provides free services to victims of crime including professional counseling, education about the criminal justice system and victim rights, assistance with understanding and applying for Crime Victim Compensation, and assistance with finding and accessing additional social service agencies. Victims of crime in cities such as Garland, Plano, Sachse, Murphy and Dallas might also receive professional therapy for no charge.

Dallas Police Department’s Victim Services

214-671-3587

 

The Dallas Police Department’s Victim’s Services Program provides information & referral, crisis counseling regarding normal reactions to trauma, and a contact person for the victim or family survivor.

Plano Police Department’s Victim Services

972-941-2680

 

The Plano Police Department’s Victims Services Program provides assistance in applying for and filing Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) claims; assistance in Evidence Return; assistance obtaining Emergency and Permanent Protective Orders; court accompaniment for Permanent Protective Order hearings and Grand Jury subpoenas; criminal justice support and advocacy; crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and counseling referrals; notification of victim rights; referral to appropriate social service agencies for financial and legal assistance; and safety planning, including referrals to family violence shelters.

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

877-77-ALEXA (25392)

 

IHTA provides financial, emotional and advocacy assistance to sexual assault victims and their families during each stage of the criminal justice process, from pre-trial to closing argument. IHTA provides providing funds for transportation and lodging to a family member or friend to be present throughout the trial for support.

Disabled Crime Victims Assistance, Inc.

817-338-0220

 

Disabled Crime Victim Assistance, Inc. is committed to assisting the disabled crime victim and their families and promoting awareness of their specialized needs to those who serve victims and the community. Disabled Crime Victims Assistance, Inc. helps those people who became disabled as a result of a violent crime or those who were already disabled before they became a crime victim.

Texas Attorney General’s Office – Crime Victim Services Division

1-800-983-9933

 

The Crime Victim Services Division serves victims of crime by administering the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program and victim service-related grants and contracts, in addition to offering training and outreach programs.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Victim Services Division

1-800-848-4284

 

The mission of Victim Services Division is to provide a central mechanism for crime victims to participate in the Criminal Justice System.

National Center for Victims of Crime

202-467-8700

 

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues.

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Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance

Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE)

1-888-343-4414

AVOICE, a project of the Texas Legal Services Center, provides free legal representation and legal referrals to victims of violent crime. The legal services they provide include assistance with protective orders, family law, employment, housing, Title IX issues, immigration, crime victims’ compensation, domestic violence, and stalking.

Dallas Bar Association LegalLine

214-220-7476

 

On the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month, The Dallas Bar Association sponsors LegalLine, an anonymous telephone hotline, where volunteer attorneys will answer your legal questions for FREE by answering phone calls from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There are Spanish-speaking attorneys when available. Callers are welcome to call with ANY kind of legal question.

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA)

1-800-991-5153

 

LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

1-866-292-4636

 

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low income residents in 114 Texas counties including Collin, Dallas, and Denton.

Texas Advocacy Project

1-800-374-HOPE (4673)

 

The Texas Advocacy Project’s Hope Line provides free legal assistance related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Take Back the Night Foundation

TBTN attorneys can assist with situations of sexual assault & violence on college campuses, statutory rape, sexual harassment in the workplace, gender discrimination, stalking, and domestic violence. Questions are submitted via confidential online form and the legal team typically responds within 24 hours to all inquiries.

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LGBTQ+ Resources

The following organizations either offer services specifically for LGBTQ+ individuals or include inclusive, affirming statements on their websites and materials.

The Family Place (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991

Serves: Victims of family violence (women, men, and children; offers a separate men’s shelter)

 

“The Family Place has designed services specifically for victims of relationship violence from the LGBT community.”

Dallas Rape Crisis Center (Dallas, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 972-641-7273

 

Services provided include: 24-hour crisis hotline, 24-hour walk-in crisis intervention, medical accompaniment, counseling services, law enforcement/judicial accompaniment, case management, and community education/prevention programs.

 

“We serve all individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence with respect and compassion. This includes women, men, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, refugees, and all other survivors of sexual violence.”

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (Plano, TX and Garland, TX)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 972-276-0053

Serves: Individuals who are affected by intimate partner and family violence (women, men and children)

 

“Hope’s Door offers free group and individual counseling services to individuals in the LGBT community who are affected by intimate partner and family violence.”

Resource Center (Dallas, TX)

1-866-657-2437

Serves: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities and all people affected by HIV

 

“Through our health and wellness programs the Center provides culturally sensitive, LGBTQ-friendly services including low-cost mental health counseling, vaccinations, lab work, transgender health and HIV services.” Resource Center also offers community programs and advocacy.

Trans Pride Initiative (Dallas, TX)

214-449-1439

 

“Trans Pride Initiative empowers trans and gender nonconforming persons to rise above social barriers to equal healthcare, housing, employment, and education.”

LGBT National Help Center

LGBT National Hotline (serving callers of all ages): 1-888-843-4564

Youth Hotline (serving youth through age 25): 1800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
Online Chat: http://www.glbthotline.org/peer-chat.html

Serves: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people

 

Services provided include: Free and confidential peer support and local resources.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24-hour hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Online chat available 7 days a week from 7am-2am CST

 

The NDV Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safely and live lives free of abuse. Call if you would like more resources/information or if you are questioning unhealthy aspects of your relationship.

 

NDV Hotline: Information Regarding LGBTQ Relationship Violence

FORGE

414-559-2123

Serves: Transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and hate violence

 

Services include: Educational webinars and print materials, resource lists, referrals to local service providers, a peer support listserv, and information and resources for service providers.

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

 

Serves: Transgender people experiencing a crisis, including includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender

The Trevor Project

24-hour Hotline:  1-866-488-7386

Text: Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 (available M-F between 2pm-9pm CST)

Online chat available (7 days a week between 2pm-10pm CST)

 

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Love Is Respect

24-hour hotline: 1-866-331-9474  or text “loveis” to 22522

Online chat available 24/7

 

Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

 

Love is Respect: Information Regarding LGBTQ Relationship Violence

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Resources for Immigrants and International Students

CHETNA

Confidential helpline: 888-924-3862

Serves: South Asians affected by domestic violence

 

Services provided include: Confidential helpline, case management (including service planning, safety planning, peer support, legal advocacy/court accompaniment, referrals, interpretation/translation), client education, individual counseling with licensed South Asian mental health professionals, support groups, emergency loan program, and flexible transitional housing program.

Mosaic Family Services (Dallas, TX)

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 214-823-4434

Serves: immigrant women and children who are survivors of human trafficking, family violence, intimate partner violence, child and elderly abuse, sexual assault, dating violence, and other qualifying crimes.

 

Services provided include: emergency housing, comprehensive client advocacy, counseling, legal representation, and community education.

Catholic Charities Dallas – Immigration Legal Services

1-800-223-7500

 

Catholic Charities Dallas offers free legal assistance to immigrants in the community, including representation of survivors of domestic violence and other victims of violent crimes.

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Assistance Abroad

UT Dallas – International SOS (ISOS)

Call ISOS 24/7 to the UT-dedicated phone number: +1-215-942-8059, or their general phone line (+1 215 942 8226).  Identify yourself as a UT Dallas faculty, staff or student.

App available: app.internationalsos.com

 

ISOS offers on-the-ground support, local expertise, preventative advice, and emergency assistance during critical illness, accident, civil unrest, or evacuation and repatriation.

U.S. Dept. of State: Help for U.S. Citizen Victims of Crimes Overseas

 

The Department of State website includes resources and information for victims of crimes, links to information and U.S. contacts in specific countries and regions, and contact information for various international victims assistance programs.

Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad (SASHAA)

 

International Hotline:

Live chat available

 

SASHAA is a program of the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC). AODVC created and launched the SASHAA program to specifically address the needs for prevention and response to American sexual assault survivors overseas.

Title IX

Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights (OCR): Title IX and Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

 

OCR Publications re Title IX

OCR Frequently Asked Questions re Title IX

How to File a Complaint

 

Regional Office:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, Texas 75201-6810

Telephone: 214-661-9600
FAX: 214-661-9587; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: [email protected]

UTD Policy: Prohibited Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Sexual Misconduct Policy

 

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