If you, a friend, or loved one have experienced an assault, bias motivated incidents, crime, harassment, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault or stalking, the victim/survivor has rights and options. OVA can discuss reporting options and what to expect in a process to assist the survivor in making an informed decision that they decide is best for them.
Experiencing a traumatic event can lead to distress and disruption, and people may go through a wide range of normal responses afterwards. There is no one right way to respond to trauma and impact can vary from person to person. OVA can help you learn more about the range of common trauma responses.