REPORT A SEXUAL ASSAULT AT THE SAFFRON CENTRE
As part of Saffron's Supported Reporting Protocol with the Strathcona County RCMP, we purchased video and audio recording equipment that now allows our Centre to host police interviews with those who have been impacted by sexual violence.
Anyone who wishes to report a sexual offence to RCMP may contact the Saffron Centre to speak with one of our police and court support advocates. Advocates will complete an intake, gather basic information, and help the client to arrange their police interview at our office.
Currently, we work exclusively with the General Investigative Section of the Strathcona County RCMP. They are a plainclothes unit with multiple investigative areas, including persons crimes.
The Reporting Room
Our reporting room is located on the ground floor of our office to allow for accessibility. It looks like a counselling room and is used for counselling regularly by our therapists.
If you look closely, you may see a tiny camera on the desk, and another one up in the corner of the room. There is also a black microphone placed under the coffee table. The client will sit in one of the chairs, an RCMP Member in another, and, if the client requests a support person one of Saffron's advocates will also sit in the room.
This room was designed to be comforting to people who have experienced trauma and who may have fear or uncertainty going to the police detachment to report sexual violence. The members we work with at the RCMP are trauma-informed, plainclothes men and women who understand the impact of a softer reporting space for many people.
If you would like more information about reporting sexual assault or abuse, please connect with our Justice, Research and Outreach Department:
Director of Justice, Research and Outreach