Kaushee’s Place now offers Third Party Reporting to victims of sexualized assault.
Third Party Reporting is an option for victims of sexualized assault who are 19 or older and have made the informed decision not to report to RCMP.
Third Party Reporting is a way to document information about the crime through a third party.
RCMP can use the information in a Third Party Report and take actions that are appropriate.
A victim of sexualized assault doesn’t have to be staying at Kaushee’s Place to access Third Party Reporting, and it is available to both women and men.
What is Third Party Reporting and how does it work?
At any time you can always report a sexualized assault to the RCMP.
If you are not ready to report to the RCMP, you can give information about what happened and who assaulted you and that information can go to the RCMP without your name.
You can tell Kaushee’s Place what happened to you. The RCMP can receive the name of the person who assaulted you and the details of what happened without knowing your name.
There will be a record of what happened in case you decide to report in person to the police.
DUE TO YUKON LAWS, THIS REPORTING OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE 19 AND OLDER.
What will happen after you make a Third Party Report?
Kaushee’s Place will keep your name confidential and provide the RCMP with information about what happened. They will pass details about what happened to the RCMP.
The RCMP will not do an investigation. The RCMP may get in touch with Kaushee’s Place in the future and Kaushee’s Place may follow up with you to see if you want to give more information.
It will be your choice.
Remember that people who assault often assault more than one person. If the police get information that the same person who assaulted you assaults someone else, they may contact you by calling Kaushee’s Place.
Kaushee’s Place will call you to see if you are now willing to talk to the police in person.
Contact local RCMP or call 911
Kits on Ice
Sexual assault evidence kits involve a medical examination where a doctor or nurse takes your medical history, checks for injury, and possibly takes pictures of injuries, does a head to toe exam, and takes clothing as evidence.
If you don’t want to report to RCMP, the Kit will be stored without your name attached for up to 6-months.
If you decide to go forward with the legal process within six months, the Kit will be used as evidence. If you decide to not go forward with the legal process the Kit will be destroyed. The kits are available at Kwanlin Dun Health Centre and Whitehorse General Hospital.
Access Support and Information about the Criminal Justice System at Victim Services
Phone 667-8500 Toll-free 1-800-661-0408
Kaushee’s Place Crisis Line
Kaushee’s Place staff are available 24 hours a day for support.
Please call collect if outside of Whitehorse.
Made possible with the generous support of the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund