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If you have been assaulted
Steps to take if you or a friend are sexually assaulted:
- changing clothes
- combing hair
- or doing anything to alter physical appearance until after a physical exam has been completed.
The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency funds. More information may be found at http://www.ovs.ny.gov/files/ovs_rights_of_cv_booklet.pdf (PDF) or by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained at http://www.ovs.ny.gov/helpforcrimevictims.html.