Sexual Assault

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What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.

What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.

Seek Then Speak

Maricopa Police Department offers a free resource to help sexual assault victims access community resources and reporting options. Seek Then Speak is a multilingual Platform enabling sexual assault victims and their support people to engage in gradual supportive dialogue and explore options, gather information and take action. Seek Then Speak helps victims better understand what happened, explains their rights and links them with resources and support.

As a victim you chose how to connect with Seek Then Speak by visiting www.SeekThenSpeak.org, calling 888-865-9863 or downloading the mobile app.

After providing information on options, victims are asked if they would like to request advocacy services or initiate the process of reporting to law enforcement. They can provide as much or as little information as they chose, they can even remain anonymous.

If a victims chooses, they are connected directly with the Maricopa Police Department or Victim Advocacy. When a victim chooses to seek assistance Victim Link will trigger a notification to alert the Maricopa Police Department or victim advocacy via a phone call, text message or email.