If you provide your e-mail when submitting a question, you will get an e-mail response. Please note that our services are confidential; however, before pressing "submit," it can be helpful to consider the following questions:
Am I providing my full name?
Some e-mail hosts will include the account holder’s full name and picture as an automatic setting. Please be conscientious of these settings when you submit an inquiry if you do not want this information shared. (Example: “JaneDoe1@email.com” <Jane A. Doe.>)
Does my e-mail contain details of an assault?
Who has access to my e-mail?
Who has access to my phone?
If you have concerns that someone else may have access to your phone or is able to check your phone and see your e-mails, providing your e-mail may be a privacy concern, since someone else may be able to see the response.
Do I have concerns about cyber harassment?
If you are a survivor of cyber harassment or stalking, it may be beneficial to consider if providing your e-mail a safe and comfortable option for you.
If I don’t provide an e-mail, how will someone get back to me?
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.