Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE) | UC Riverside



You Have an Advocate.

If you are a survivor of sexual violence, know that what happened was not your fault. You might be feeling overwhelmed right now. It's okay to feel that way. Just remember that we are here to help and that you have the right to decide your next steps. What you’re feeling and what your next steps will be – they are yours to feel and to choose.

UCR’s Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE) Advocates Naddia Palacios and Karla Aguilar are here if you’d like confidential help in sorting through emotions, resources and options.

As UCR’s certified sexual assault/domestic violence survivor advocates, Naddia and Karla operate within an empowerment model of support, aiming to provide survivors with on- and off-campus resources and supporting whichever path the survivor feels will be most helpful in their recovery. They welcome students, faculty, staff – as well as support individuals – to meet with them in a safe and highly confidential space (Surge 384 & Surge 386).

The CARE Advocates provide the following services:

  • Listening without judgment
  • Offering an introduction to options and resources
  • Accompanying survivors to treatment and medical centers 
  • Assisting with the UCR adjudication and off-campus reporting process (if desired by the survivor)
  • Case management

Connect with the CARE Advocates at Surge 384 & Surge 386, (951) 827-6225 or advocate@ucr.edu.

 

Forensic Medical Exam

The CARE advocate can accompany you.

The choice is yours to seek medical treatment, report sexual assault and/or press formal charges. Our local Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) can help. Services include:

  • A free medical exam for those sexually assaulted within 120 hours (5 days) where forensic evidence can be collected for later use if a survivor wishes to pursue a report in the future.
  • Confidential and formal reporting options. 

Local SART Facilities:

                  Riverside County Regional Medical Center (11.8 miles/18.9 kms)
                  26520 Cactus Avenue
                  Moreno Valley, CA 92555
                  Emergency Room: (951) 486-5650

                  Rancho Springs Medical Center (33.9 miles/54.5 kms)
                  2550 Medical Center Drive
                  Murrieta, CA 92562 
                 (951) 696-6000

If possible, try not to bathe/shower, use the restroom, brush teeth, change clothes, comb hair, clean crime scene or move anything the perpetrator might have touched. If you already changed, place the clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault in a paper bag and take it to the SART facility. Do not use plastic. 

Remember, you are not alone. CARE Advocates (951-827-6225) can accompany you to the SART facility of your choice. 

Learn more about what to expect at a forensic medical exam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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