Responding to Sexual Misconduct
If you think that you or a friend have been a victim of sexual assault or misconduct, we want to make sure you are safe and get the help that you need. Many resources are available to you, and depending on your situation, you have several options in connecting with specially-trained and caring adults, both on and off campus. This decision tree will quickly help you understand your options and get the help that you need.
*** Mandated Reporting: If you are under the age of 18 at the time of the assault, Massachusetts law mandates that the incident must be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Milton Police Department.
* Confidentiality: Provides support, guidance and referrals. Your information is not shared without your permission, unless you disclose that you are going to harm yourself or someone else; that someone is going to harm you; or if the individual/group is legally obligated by mandated reporting law.
If you were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of the incident, you will NOT face discipline for drug/alcohol offence by Milton Academy or law enforcement.
Adapted from Dartmouth College’s Sexual Violence Response options by Milton Academy Counseling Department