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Resources for Victims of Crime

Being victim or witnessing a crime can be overwhelming, isolating and traumatic. At SLU-Madrid, we are here to support as you cope and recover.

Many victims try to manage their feelings on their own, which is a common response to dealing with a painful and frightening experience. Whether your experience is long past or a recent event, SLU-Madrid can provide help, support and resources. We will value and protect your confidentiality throughout the process.

What Should I Do?

When it comes to counseling, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we strive to respect where you are in the process and what you are ready to do. Respecting your boundaries is of the utmost importance to us. When you are ready, we are here. While counseling can be scary, it can be helpful in relieving symptoms commonly associated with traumatic experiences, such as feelings of fear, guilt and shame, nightmares and flashbacks.

The information provided here is to help you better understand any type of violence, as well as to know what your options are. If you have questions or would like to speak with a counselor confidentially, call +34 609 269 323.

The priority response to any crime report is to address the safety of the victim or person reporting the incident (i.e. the reporting party). SLU-Madrid will help the reporting party get to a safe place and assist them in seeking immediate medical treatment and to preserve evidence.

Specific Information on Sex Offenses

Resources in Case of a Sex Offense

Steps to Follow in Case of Sexual Assault