Support for Victims and Survivors of Sensitive Crimes

Contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for comprehensive support services for victims of crime to include safety planning, advocacy, court accompaniment and case assistance.

The Department of Public Safety provides support services for the victims of sensitive crimes to include hate crimes, sexual assault, assaults, robberies, relationship violence, and stalking. The department has a law enforcement advocate who works cooperatively with the DPS Detectives, Office of Student Life, Psychological Services, and Human Resources to ensure individuals are knowledgeable about their options for personal and workplace safety planning. The department also has a specialized Dectective, Jeanne Natale, who engages survivors in effort to faciliate reporting and any necessary communications with other municipal agencies to include the Providence Police Department involving sensitive crimes and case follow-up.

An experienced and trained law enforcement advocate (non-police position) is available to provide post-crisis support to persons who report they have been a victim of a crime. Services available include, but are not limited to, an overview of reporting options, safety planning, and court accompaniment.

These services are available to staff, faculty, and students. Individuals who wish to become more informed about any of the aforementioned areas, or would like develop an individualized plan for safety, are welcome to also make an appointment.

Please note: Those who seek our services are NOT required to file a police report. However, Title IX reporting may apply. For more information about these services, please call Michelle Nuey at 401-863-2542.

Department Detectives play an integral role in providing support and case follow-up for crime victims at Brown. DPS Detectives are available to assist a community member with filing a criminal complaint and will provide a full overview of the option prior to moving forward.   Please call the DPS Detective Division at (401)863-5292 for Dective Natale or (401)863-5376 for Detective Lieutenant, John Carvalho.

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Available to all campus
No registration required