Exceptions to Confidentiality
Mandated reporting is often considered the classic statutory requirement related to confidential information, and training for sexual assault victim advocates frequently emphasizes the exceptions to confidentiality. While it is important for the advocate to know the mandated reporting requirements, understanding the ways that advocates and victims can prevent the unnecessary sharing of victims' private information is equally important. The focus of this guide is on strengthening sexual assault victims' right to privacy. Therefore, the fact that exceptions to confidentiality are only mentioned in this document rather than thoroughly explored is intentional.