What now?

What happened to you is not your fault. You are not alone. Navigating your next steps as a survivor may be difficult, but know that you have options. If you are unsure of what to do, look through some of your options below to better understand what each process may look like. You can change your mind on reporting, but your legal options may be limited depending on state laws like the Statute of Limitations.

Reporting as an athlete

If you participate in a sport organization that is a member of a national governing body recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and you need to make a report, click here to fill out the Sexual Misconduct Incident Reporting Form sent to SafeSport. Learn more here about what happens after you report here.

If you are in a sport organization that is unaffiliated with a national governing body, request and familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures for reporting abuse from your organization.

Some Options Include:

 

No matter what you decide to do, we recommend to:

  1. Consider telling a support person you trust

What if the person I told wasn’t supportive? Click here.

2. Seek professional mental health support

3. Seek medical treatment

Heal injuries that may need immediate attention

Heal injuries that may need immediate attention

Seek Follow Up Care    and preventative treatment for STIs, pregnancy, and other care that requires consistent followup.

Seek Follow Up Care and preventative treatment for STIs, pregnancy, and other care that requires consistent followup.

4. Practice Self Care

We are not lawyers, and the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your complaint or suit.