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Supportive Measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive measures put in place to assist any party impacted by Sexual Harassment in order to restore or preserve their equal access to their educational program, educational activity, or employment. Supportive measures are provided free of cost and may include such things as counseling services, safety escorts, reciprocal No Contact Orders, schedule changes or living environment changes (where applicable). A full range of supportive measures and resources at the College and in the community are described within this policy and procedures. Supportive measures can be used by any person involved in a report of Sexual Harassment regardless of whether or not a formal complaint is filed. Supportive Measures can remain in place regardless of the outcome of a Grievance Process and are available to students and employees throughout their time at the College. Students or employees who have questions about supportive measures that are available to them in the aftermath of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or any form of Sexual Harassment are strongly encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator to discuss their options. A two page brochure about how Jefferson College addresses sexual misconduct can also be accessed here.
Jefferson College Supportive Measures
COMTREA on campus mental health services for Students: for all currently enrolled students: Contact 636.481.3215 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
On-Campus Victim Advocate for students: Contact 636.481.3267 to schedule an appointment and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Methodist University Clinical Counseling Services for students (virtual appointments): Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Personal Assistance Services for full-time employees: https://www.jeffco.edu/employee-resources/pas-employee-assistance-program
Jefferson College Police Department: Safety escorts may be provided as well as support for overall safety concerns. Contact 636.481.3500 or 911 in an emergency.
Academic Success Center: Located on the first floor of the Technology Center on the Hillsboro campus, staff in the ASC can assist students with tutoring, test preparation, and writing skills. ASC also has resources at the Arnold/Imperial locations, and via online services.
Student Financial Services: Located on the first floor of the Student Center, staff in Student Financial Services can assist a student with questions or concerns related to their financial aid package.
Disability Support Services: Located on the first floor of the Technology Center, staff in DSS can assist students who may wish to learn more about disability accommodations on campus.
Residential Life accommodations (when applicable): This may include a room or apartment change, space permitting.
Reciprocal No Contact Orders: Either party may request a No Contact Order at any point in the process or in the absence of a formal complaint. No Contact Orders are reciprocal, non-punitive administrative orders from the school designed to preserve all parties' access to educational and employment opportunities.
Change of Class Schedule or other academic arrangements: Either party may request or be assigned a class schedule change as available. Other academic accommodations may be implemented in conjunction with the Title IX Coordinator and Instructional staff/faculty.
Change of Working environment: In conjunction with Human Resources and the Title IX Coordinator, employees (including student workers) may receive supportive measures within the working environment in order to maximize safety and minimize disruption.
Supportive Measures on campus can be implemented in conjunction with or in the absence of a formal complaint, and are available to any impacted party, including Complainants, Respondents, Witnesses, or other third-parties. For more information on support at Jefferson College, please visit: www.jeffco.edu/vikings-care or www.jeffco.edu/titleix.
Community Resources – the Title IX Coordinator may refer a person to any of these community resources in order to provide additional support as needed.
Behavioral Health Response Hotline: BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have master’s degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines. 1.800.811.4760 http://bhrstl.org/
The Trevor Project: National organization providing crisis intervention, resources and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. 866.488.7386 (24/7) www.thetrevorproject.org
Trans Lifeline Hotline: 877.565.8860 A grassroots hotline and microgrants non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.
St. Louis Queer+ Helpline: Offers free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals, by and for St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community. Call anytime between Friday to Monday, 1:00 to 7:00 pm, 314.380.7774 or 844.785.7774. Although we are a St. Louis-specific organization, we welcome calls from anywhere. Our volunteers are still able to provide peer counseling and emotional support, but would work collaboratively with you to search for and explore suitable resources in your area. https://www.thesqsh.org/
Domestic Violence Shelter and support in Jefferson County: A Safe Place, COMTREA
Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Supportive Services: Safe Connections
Hotline at 314.531.2003, https://safeconnections.org/
Child Abuse Hotline online reporting and other resource options for victims and families related to child abuse: dss.mo.gov/cd/keeping-kids-safe/can.htm
Jefferson County Health Department at 636.797.3737, http://www.jeffcohealth.org/
To obtain a forensic sexual assault examination (often referred to as a "rape kit") go to the Emergency Room of local hospitals such as Mercy South, Mercy Jefferson, Missouri Baptist, BJC, or Saint Louis University Hospital.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: LSEM provides high-quality civil legal assistance for low-income people. Legal services are most frequently provided in areas relating to domestic violence and other family law issues, children, education, health, housing and homelessness, public benefits, elder law, immigration, and consumer matters. 4232 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108; 314.534.4200 1.800.444.0514.
Obtaining Orders of Protection in Jefferson County: Any victim of stalking or an adult abused by a present or former spouse, adult family or household member, or adult who is or has been in a continuing social, romantic or intimate relationship, or a person with whom the victim has a child may file for an ex parte order of protection. No filing fee, court costs or bond is required to file, nor do you need a lawyer to file. The petition must be filed in the county where the petitioner resides, where the alleged abuse occurred or where the Respondent may be served. Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 Main Street Hillsboro, MO 63050; 636.797.5443.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office: The Sheriff’s Office will apprehend criminals and investigate crimes in Jefferson County. The Sheriff’s Office has also designated a Victim Services Coordinator, who can be reached at 636.797.5017 firstname.lastname@example.org The Sheriff's Office is located at 400 1st Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050. 636.797.5000.
For questions or concerns related to Immigration: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department offers assistance for those seeking citizenship, green cards, and working in the United States. www.uscis.gov
Any person desiring more information on College or Community Resources in the aftermath of any form of sexual assault or sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator at 636.481.3258 and/or make a report to local law enforcement.