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Approximately 77% of completed rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim.

24 - HOUR HOTLINE

(831) 375-4357

(831) 424-4357

SAFE. CONFIDENTIAL.

"It is only when we speak out that we step out of the rapist's prison, it is only when we speak out that we begin removing the poison the attack left in us."

Reporting Options


Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 

The SART, Sexual Assault Response Team, is a victim-sensitive program designed to provide a team approach to responding to survivors of sexual assault in our community who have decided to report the assault. 

SART consists of trained nurse examiners and physicians' assistants, also known as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE), local law enforcement agencies, and certified sexual assault victim counselors (Rape Crisis Advocates) from the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center. The SART approach helps reduce trauma and increase support, while ensuring efficient and consistent evidence collection.   Forensic exam costs are covered by law enforcement. 

Child Abuse Response Team (CART) 

The CART, Child Abuse Response Team, is a victim-sensitive program designed to provide a team approach to responding to survivors of child sexual assault in our community who have reported the assault. 

The Sally P. Archer Advocacy Center and the Bates-Eldredge Child Sexual Abuse Clinic located in Natividad Medical Center, is where a child can tell his/her story in a child friendly environment.  The purpose of this center is to reduce trauma for children and decrease the need for multiple interviews by various agencies.  For more information, please visit the Sally P. Archer Child Advocacy Center and Bates-Eldredge Child Sex Abuse Clinic website.

CART consists of trained nurse examiners and physicians' assistants, also known as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE), social workers, local law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney's office and rape crisis advocates. The CART approach helps reduce trauma and increase support, while ensuring efficient and consistent evidence collection.   Forensic exam costs are covered by law enforcement.

Reporting to Law Enforcement 
You can contact law enforcement directly at 911, or call one of our 24 hour crisis lines at (831) 375-HELP (4357) or (831) 424-HELP (4357) and ask a Rape Crisis Advocate to assist you in making the call. Once the call is placed, a uniformed police officer will meet with you and take a report. You have the right to have someone with you during the interview procedure. On request, a rape crisis advocate can accompany you to the police department. It is important not to douche, shower, bathe, change or destroy your clothes after the assault as they will be collected and used as evidence in future prosecution.   

Modified Reporting Option
The Modified reporting option is for survivors, 18 years old and above, who are not ready to report to law enforcement but who wish to receive a medical forensic examination and have evidence collected and saved in case they choose to press charges later. To select this reporting option, call our 24 hour crisis lines at (831) 375-HELP (4357) or (831) 424-HELP (4357) or call the SART program directly at (831) 648-7731.

SART Advocates 
Trained SART (Rape Crisis) Advocates are on-call 24-hours a day to provide support for sexual assault survivors during the evidentiary exams at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) or Natividad Medical Center. After a report (whether through law enforcement, our crisis lines or SART program) has been made, the SAFE examiner and SART advocate are contacted and respond to the hospital. Advocates provide support to victims and significant others. Male advocates are available to provide advocacy and accompaniment to male survivors and significant others. The evidentiary exams generally take place within 72-hours to 120 hours of the sexual assault, but please know that if more time has passed since the assault, it is still possible to make a report. A SART advocate can make a huge difference in the healing process by advocating on behalf of sexual assault survivors and providing comfort and support during the medical examination. Direct communications with the SART advocate are confidential and  will not be shared with medical personnel or law enforcement. 

If the case progresses through the criminal justice system, a Rape Crisis Advocate can also accompany survivors to detective interviews, the District Attorney's office and through the prosecutorial phase in court.

MONTEREY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

California State University, Monterey Bay PD

100 Campus Ctr.
Bldg. 82e
Seaside, Ca 93933

Emergency:911
NonEmergency:
831.655.0268

Carmel PD

South East Corner of Junipero & 4th St. Carmel

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.624.6403

Del Rey Oaks PD

650 Canyon Del Rey,
Del Rey Oaks

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.394.3333

Gonzales PD

109 Fourth St

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.769.8888

Greenfield PD

215 Camino Real

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.674.5111

King City PD

415 Bassett

Emergency:911
NonEmergency:
831.385.4848

Marina PD

211 Hillcrest Avenue

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.384.7575

Monterey County Sheriffs’

 Salinas office:
1414 Natividad Rd

Emergency for all: 911
Salinas
Nonemergency:
831.755.5111

 

Monterey office:
1200 Aguajito Rd

Monterey
NonEmergency: 831.647.7702

 

King City Office:
250 San Franciscan Way

King City
NonEmergency:
831.385.8311

Monterey PD

351 Madison St

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.646.3914

Naval Postgraduate School PD

166 Bouldry Rd. Bldg. 203, Rm#100, Monterey

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.656.2555

Pacific Grove PD

580 Pine Avenue

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.648.3143

Presidio of Monterey PD

4648 Gigling Rd. Monterey

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.242.7851

Salinas PD

222 Lincoln Avenue

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.758.7321

Sand City PD

1 Sylvan Road

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.394.1451

Seaside PD

440 Harcourt Avenue

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.394.6811

Soledad PD

236 Main Street

Emergency: 911
NonEmergency:
831.678.1332