Support for Survivors

Dear survivor, it is not your fault.

CARE advocates are available to provide confidential support and assistance to students and employees at UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) who have been impacted by any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual extortion, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual & gender-based harassment.

Confidential victim advocacy services may include the following:

Crisis Counseling & Support

CARE advocates can support survivors by helping them to process emotions, explaining their rights and options, collaborating with the survivor to come up with a safety plan, and offering other case-specific support. Crisis counseling is also available to friends, housemates, colleagues, family members, and other support persons of the survivor.


CARE advocates are able to accompany survivors to any appointments or interviews throughout the Title IX or criminal justice reporting process.  CARE advocates are also able to accompany a survivor of sexual assault to their sexual assault forensic exam regardless of whether the survivor chooses to report their assault. For more information about sexual assault forensic exams, go to Following a Sexual Assault.

Case Management

CARE advocates can help a survivor navigate various options related to their unique situation:

  • Coordinating meetings and communications 
  • Following up and requesting updates on behalf of the survivor
  • Assisting with obtaining protective orders
  • Providing ongoing advocacy and support

Resource Referrals

CARE can help individuals get connected to other resources, both on-campus and off-campus, in order to answer questions, explore options and aid in the healing process.

  • Counseling
  • Victim witness advocates and family justice centers
  • Community sexual assault and domestic violence organizations
  • Medical assistance
  • Police departments


If a survivor’s academics, housing, or employment are being negatively impacted due to an assault or abuse, CARE advocates can help obtain any necessary accommodations by working with other campus departments, your landlord/housing agency, and/or your employer.