Safety & Support
A safety plan is a personalized strategy that includes ways to remain safe, an identified support system, and tactics to cope with emotions. In a moment of crisis or when triggered by panic, our brains will not function the same way they do when we are calm. Planning in advance will help victims/survivors to act quickly and can calm some feelings of fear and panic.
Locate a victim service agency in your area to help create a safety plan.
One way for crime victims/survivors to mitigate risk is to register for notifications about the offender(s) in their case. Check this sheet for safety planning tips when an offender is released on parole.
A variety of additional resources are available through these partners: