Reporting Crimes and Sexual Assaults
As a victim, care should be taken to preserve any evidence that may be necessary to prove an assault or battery, rape (all categories including forcible, non-forcible, date and acquaintance), harassment, or hate crimes of any nature has occurred.
The victim should call for an immediate police response before showering, bathing, or laundering, or moving any property or clothing that was worn at the time of the incident. Normally, officers assigned will be the same gender as the victim, a victim witness officer will be present to assure any needs of the victim are met. A reporting officer, assigned criminal investigator, and victim witness officer will usually respond to the victim. All Department resources, as well as outside agency assistance, will be utilized in the investigation of the incident and care of the victim.
- The Student Resident Attendant: (205) 934-4897 or (205) 934-2092
- The Resident Life Coordinator: (205) 975-3797 or (205) 934-4760
- The Director of Student Housing and Residential Life: (205) 934-2420
- The Asst. Vice President for Student Life and Non-Academic Judicial Affairs: (205) 934-4175
- The Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success: (205) 934-6290
- The Office of the Dean of any academic study.
UAB Women's Center (counseling services) -- (205) 934-6946
UAB Counseling & Wellness Center (counseling services) -- (205) 934-5816
YWCA Court Advocates (domestic violence)-- (205) 322-9922 (Service includes assistance in completing police reports/warrants, provide legal referrals, and information on safe housing and support groups).
Family Violence Center-24 hour Crisis Line -- (205) 322-4878 (Service available for victims of domestic violence)
Project Safe -- (205)714-8690 (Includes programs for anger management/conflict resolutions, victim counseling and community outreach).
Rape Response (available 24 hours) -- (205) 323-7273
Crisis Center -- (205) 323-7777
Child Protective Services -- (205) 423-4850
Alabama's Crime Victim Compensation Commission -- (334) 290-4420
Birmingham City Magistrate -- 425 6th Avenue South -- (205) 254-6512
Jefferson County Family Court -- 120 2nd Court North -- (205) 325-5480
Jefferson County District Attorney's Office (Victim Witness Questions) -- (205) 325-5252
The UAB Resources Center (Employee Assistance) -- (205) 934-2281
UAB Hospital Pastoral Care -- (205) 934-4286
Again in exigent cases, with respect to the victims's residence on campus, it may be possible for the student to break a contract with UAB, arrange for alternate housing, require an alleged assailant to move to an alternate location until the case is resolved, or bar an alleged assailant from entering a residential hall. The university may also arrange for special escorts, a temporary cellular phone, or an emergency notification panic button in the victim's residence on campus.
If the crime is initially reported by the victim to pastoral counselors or professional counselors, or members of the above listed academic and non-academic staff (Campus Security Authority), these personnel, when they deem appropriate, but as quickly as possible, are advised, for the best interests of the victim and their families, to report the crime to the Police Department on a voluntary and confidential basis, for the crime's or incident's inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
Though all reported cases of assault, battery, rape (all categories including forcible, non-forcible, date and acquaintance), harassment, or hate crimes of any nature, actual or suspected, occurring on UAB properties should be reported to the UAB Police Department, for which the responsibility and authority for the investigation of such cases lies, but the victim prefers the investigative report and other investigative resources of the Birmingham Police Department or another law enforcement agency, the initial contacted academic or non-academic person, or pastoral or professional counselor, after advising the UAB Police Department of such preferences, will assist the student in notifying these authorities.
The UAB Police Department will expeditiously pursue the investigation until the alleged assailant or suspect is prosecuted