Reporting For Victims

Reporting crimes can be difficult, but just knowing that the incident occurred can aid the police in developing preventive strategies. The CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance, MESA, and the Boulder County Safehouse can also facilitate official reporting through law enforcement if desired, as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have about reporting options.

Information about reporting options for victims is provided by the Office of Victim Assistance. 

Rape Crisis Team/MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault)*

  • 24 Hour Hotline: 303-443-7300
  • Office Phone: 303-443-0400
  • Email: info@movingtoendsexualassault.org
  • Website: www.movingtoendsexualassault.org/
  • Address: 2336 Canyon Blvd, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Description: The mission Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is to end the suffering in our community caused by sexual assault.  We believe every person has the right to live free of sexual assault.  Through our client services we are here to help sexual assault survivors and their loved ones today and through our prevention education programs we are working towards changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence (SPAN)*

  • 24 Hour Hotline: 303-444-2424
  • Office Phone: 303-449-8623
  • Website: http://www.safehousealliance.org/
  • Address: 835 North Street, Boulder CO,  80304
  • Description: SPAN provides culturally relevant services for victims of interpersonal violence and promoting nonviolence and social justice through violence prevention education. They also provide specialized community training and technical assistance programs, as well as anti-violence/anti-oppression coalition building with individuals, agencies, and institutions throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties and beyond.
    Services: Emergency Services, Counseling, Children’s Services, Legal Advocacy, Transitional Services, Spiritual Support.

Click here for additional information about reporting.

Victim Assistance, Office of* (OVA)

  • Office Phone: 303-492-8855, after hours press 2 to talk to a counselor
  • Email: assist@colorado.edu
  • Website: www.cuvictimassistance.com
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM
  • Location: Center for Community, C4C, Room S440
  • Director: Jessica Ladd-Webert
  • Description: The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides free confidential response services for students, faculty, staff and their significant others who experience traumatic, disturbing or disruptive life events.  We do this by providing information, support, advocacy and short-term counseling. OVA is not a part of the police department. The office responds to situations involving physical assault and hazing, bias motivated incidents, death, discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, serious accidents, sexual assault and stalking, as well as other potentially traumatic situations. If after business hours, call the main number (303-492-8855) and press "2" to speak to a mental health professional.

Reporting Crimes

Official Reporting

  • CU Police Phone: 303-492-6666
  • Boulder Police Phone: 303-441-3333
  • Report an off-campus crime online
  • Description: To make an official report, contact the CU Police or Boulder Police. Contacting the police may begin a criminal investigation, but generally does not unless you choose to do so or if you are under the age of 18. The CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance, MESA, and the Boulder County Safehouse can also facilitate official reporting through law enforcement if desired, as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have about reporting options.

Confidential Reporting*

  • Website: www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/confidential-reporting 
  • Description: Confidential reporting is available to members of the University of Colorado community by completing an online form available by following the link above. Completing this form does not constitute a report to the University and will not initiate any law enforcement, judicial or administrative action. This information goes to a confidential office, the Office of Victim Assistance and will not be shared except in aggregate, non-identifiable form. If you would like to be contacted by office staff, there is a place to let them know how to reach you with the information you provide. You can also receive information, support, and resources if you do not want or have not yet decided to report officially.

CU-Boulder Police Anonymous Reporting

  • Website: www.colorado.edu/police/forms/anonymous
  • Description: This information is received by the CU-Boulder Police Department. Contact information is not required, you may submit this form without listing any contact information. If you submit this form without listing any contact information your anonymity can not be absolutely guaranteed. The CU-Boulder Police Department will not attempt to locate you.