DENVER — Men and women who have experienced sexual assault now have a new way to report the crime and get help.
The Denver Police Department announced a new way for sexual assault victims to report the crime: Seek Then Speak.
Seek Then Speak provides victims and survivors of sexual assault with answers to their questions and information on how to report the crime. It is a multilingual platform that can be accessed via web, phone or mobile app.
Through Seek Then Speak, a user can access this information while remaining anonymous until they chose to reach out to Denver victim specialists or Denver police sexual assault detectives.
The DPD said it recognizes that survivors of sexual assault may not want to have an officer show up and take down a report of what happened, or that they may have other barriers. The department said Seek Then Speak can provide solutions to those challenges.
Seek Then Speak works in partnerships with an agency platform called Victim Link, which was co-developed by Ten8Tech and End Violence Against Women International. Victim Link combines technology and education to improve community responses to sexual assault. The programs also coordinate with Start by Believing, the campaign that prepares friends and family members to respond appropriately to a sexual assault disclosure, which the city of Denver has been a part of since 2015.