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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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Northeast State Community College strives to maintain an environment that is free of intimidation and encourages education of students to their fullest extent. Therefore, the College will not tolerate acts or threats of acts of sexual assault, physical assault, or any type of violence. A student who individually, or in concert with others, participates or attempts to participate in a sexual offense including, but not limited to sexual assaults or abuse, threats against, or the unwarranted touching of an intimate area, or any student, is subject to disciplinary action by the College notwithstanding any actions that may or may not be taken under applicable state criminal and civil laws.

Anyone who is a victim of sexual assault should contact the Northeast State Police Department or the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Reporting such an assault does not mean the victim must press charges or take the incident to criminal court. The reporting does establish a record of the incident for possible Timely Warning/Emergency Notification alerts to the campus community. In a case of sexual assault, the victim should make every effort to preserve evidence at the scene of the crime and compose an accurate description of the events leading up to, and during, the attack. Assaults against a student by staff or faculty should be reported through the Northeast State Police Department to the Vice President for Administrative Services. Assaults against a student by a student should be reported through the Northeast State Police Department to the Vice President for Student Affairs. In either case, the assault should be reported immediately to the Northeast State Police Department.

The following resources are provided to help connect Northeast State students to the tools they need to combat these violent acts individually and as a group.

 Northeast State Campus Resources  

Northeast State Police Department 423.677.7927  

Northeast State Counseling Services 423.323.0211 

Northeast State Health Services 423.323.0212 

 

Sexual Assault 

If you are a victim of sexual assault your very first concern should be your health and safety. The VERY FIRST thing to do is get medical attention. In our area, the local hospital emergency rooms have staff trained to assist you. The Johnson City Medical Center has SANE nurses (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) to do the medical part of the exam. You can decide later whether to file a police report, but you MUST get medical care as soon as possible. 

Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties 

Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee

(SACETN) Advocacy, Therapy, and Services for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

24 Hour Crisis Line: 865.522.7273 • 888.522.5244 

An advocate will meet you at the hospital or you can have the nurse or doctor call the Sexual Assault Center and an advocate will come to you.  

                  If you need transportation, SACETN will provide cab service for you. Services are FREE. 

 

Bristol, VA/TN 

The Crisis Center 

276.466.2312 • 423.230.0901 

 Sexual Assault Response Program 

Help is available to comfort you throughout the medical process, the court and police process should you choose to report, and the healing and recovery process.  

Help is just a phone call away and you are never alone:

Crisis Hotlines: 276.466-2312 • 866.953-0484  

Many people who have experienced sexual abuse struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, and self-blame. It is important to remember that regardless of the circumstances, abuse is NEVER the survivor's fault. 

 

Domestic Violence

 Domestic Violence Shelters by County

 

Other Resources

  AARDVARC – An Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection 

This site is for victims of violence, their families and friends, and the agencies and programs which serve them (both public and private). The goal of the AARDVARC web site is to assist efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, the hope is to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services. 

 

Tennessee: Domestic Violence Resources 

 

 Tennessee Violence Against Women Resource Center 

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