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If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, call 504-920-9900 to speak privately with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, fill out our reporting form.

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New Orleans Family Justice Center

New Orleans Family Justice Center: 504-866-9554  (24/7 hotline)

The New Orleans Family Justice Center is a confidential resource based in New Orleans and offers comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse.  For immediate assistance, call their 24-hour hotline: 504-866-9554.  Services available include:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Emergency safe housing and transitional housing
  • Civil and criminal legal services and assistance
  • Immigration legal services

The NOFJC also hosts a forensic program and clinic for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.  The forensic program and clinic operate 9am – 4pm Monday-Friday and serve survivors of age 18 and older.  If a survivor reports recent strangulation or loss of consciousness (associated with the assault), shows signs of severe injury, acute intoxication, altered level of consciousness, medical, or psychiatric concerns, the Family Justice Center will refer the survivor to University Medical Center or the hospital of their choice.  To access their forensic program and the START Community Health Clinic, please call 504-866-9554.  Tulane students may call the Student Affairs Professional on Call (SAPOC) for a ride to the clinic and/or a professional staff member to accompany them.  The Family Justice Center can also provide confidential transportation assistance. 

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy: 504-837-5400 (24/7 hotline)
Metro is a confidential off-campus resource dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and child abuse.  In addition to a 24/7 hotline , Metro provides wrap-around services including individual advocacy, information and referrals, group support, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, sheltering, individual support, safety planning, and caregiver support to survivors in eight Louisiana parishes, including the New Orleans area.

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response: 855-437-STAR (24/7 hotline)
STAR is a confidential, off-campus resource dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual trauma. STAR offers a 24/7 hotline and assistance with the following:

  • Understanding and moving past the trauma of sexual assault
  • Navigating the criminal and civil legal systems
  • Developing plans to keep you safe
  • Accompaniment to medical exams, law enforcement interviews and court proceedings
  • Legal representation and assistance in matters related to your sexual trauma
University Medical Center

University Medical Center
University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) provides trauma-informed care in a safe environment after an assault, including FREE forensic medical examination. 24/7 Forensic Services are provided at UMCNO for ages 15 & up by physicians and specially trained forensic nurses. The Forensic Program is located at University Medical Center New Orleans in the Emergency Department.  To access service, please come to the 2nd Floor of the Emergency Department and request a forensic consult. Tulane students may call the Student Affairs Professional on Call (SAPOC) for a ride to UMC and/or a professional staff member to accompany them.  STAR and the Family Justice Center can also provide confidential transportation assistance. 

Tulane-Lakeside Hospital

Tulane-Lakeside Hospital
Anyone age 15 years and older, regardless of gender, location of the crime, where they live, or if there is police involvement, can be seen at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) who are available 24/7.  The SANEs can collect forensic evidence, offer information about legal and medical options, provide STI screening as well as STI and pregnancy prevention medication, evaluate for injuries and illnesses, and provide referrals for follow up care.  Tulane students may call the Student Affairs Professional on Call (SAPOC) for a ride to the hospital and/or a professional staff member to accompany them.  STAR and the Family Justice Center can also provide confidential transportation assistance.