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Who We Are

Victim Advocacy Services is a division within University Police consisting of a team of advocates who are trained and certified to assist victims of crimes.

Your privacy is important. For information about our privacy limitations, please see Privacy below.

What We Do

Our team provides trauma-informed care to folks who have been harmed. We are available to respond to crisis incidents 24/7 year round. Some of our supportive services* include:

  • Advocacy, information and referrals to campus and community resources
  • Extensive safety planning and Danger Assessments
  • Assistance with requests for Protective Orders and Civil Stalking Injunctions
  • Support filing police reports with UUPD
  • Information about victims’ rights and the criminal justice process
  • Provide case updates and important notifications

*Services are private in that information about your case may be shared with individuals/entities who need to know, but not with anybody else.

Who We Serve

Our team works with students, faculty, staff, and other people who have experienced crimes on the University of Utah campus. Such crimes include, but are not limited to:

Utah Victims’ Rights

In Utah, victims and witnesses of crime have rights that are legally protected. Some of those rights include:

  • Protection from intimidation & harm
  • Notification of criminal charges
  • Restitution or reparations (financial assistance)
  • Employer intervention services
  • Timely notice of Judicial proceedings
  • Opportunity to be present and heard at hearings
  • Other rights, including some for children

Victims of sexual assault also have the right to:

  • Receive a free medical exam whether or not they want to pursue a criminal case
  • Be notified of exam and DNA results

These listed rights are summarized from the Utah State Code §77-37. Refer to the code for exact and full language.


Because of the Victim Advocacy role within the police department and the campus community, information shared with the advocates may also be shared with UUPD and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

You are not required to share any information with the Crime Victim Advocates in order to receive information. Please feel free to address any specific concerns with the advocate once you are connected.

For a confidential resource on campus, please see the Victim-Survivor Advocates in the Center for Campus Wellness.

How to Contact Us

To speak to someone immediately, dial 801-585-2677 and ask to speak to the on-call Victim Advocate.

For less urgent matters, feel free to email us at:
Please note this email address is only monitored during normal business hours.