What's 3rd-party reporting?
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If you decide not to report a sexualized assault to the RCMP, you've the option to use 3rd-party reporting. Third party reporting is when trained professionals report your experience with sexualized assault to the RCMP. The RCMP receive a report about the crime while you stay anonymous.
Who can use 3rd-party reporting?
- of any gender who are 19 years of age or older; and
- who want to have the assault recorded in case they want an investigation later.
How is your information handled?
- Information about the assault is documented with trained staff at the Women’s Transition Home or Victim Services.
- Information is then provided to the RCMP without your name.
- The RCMP keeps the record of what happened.
- You can use the record if you want to report the sexualized assault later.
What if the assault happened a long time ago?
You can use 3rd-party reporting if the:
- sexualized assault happened in the past; or
- victim is an adult, now, but the assault happened when they were under 19 years of age.
Why is 3rd-party reporting important?
It allows the RCMP to:
- track repeat offences by the same perpetrator; and
- connect with other victims who decide to report, or go through the court system.
How do you use 3rd-party reporting?
You can phone the support line for 3rd-party reporting, toll free: 1-844-967-7275.
You can contact:
- Victim Services
- Dawson City
- Watson Lake
- Women's Transition Home