Publication Date: April 2009
Recommendations for Coalitions, Programs, Victim Service Centers, and Advocates
- Develop, implement, and consistently enforce comprehensive confidentiality policies and procedures.
- Identify local, state, and federal laws, policies, and procedures that support victims' right to privacy.
- Identify systems' policies and procedures that diminish victims' right to privacy, and develop appropriate responses.
- Train sexual assault victim advocates (including staff and volunteers), board members, and other agency and program staff on confidentiality practices, including program policies and procedures; local, state, and federal privacy protections; systems advocacy needs; and tips for protecting victims' right to privacy.