If a survivor is under 18, 60 or over, or disabled, mandated reporting requires law enforcement, medical personnel, and other professionals to report the assault to authorities:
To understand more about these reporting requirements visit the District Attorneys Association website.
If you choose to go to the hospital or report to the police these reporting requirements may limit your options.
This project was supported by Grant #2009-WF-AX-0014 awarded by the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security Office of Grants & Research and subgranted to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Points of view in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division.