Sexual Violence

Help & Guidance

East Grand Forks AreaNumbersThief River Falls AreaNumbers
Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC)701-746-0405
866-746-8900
Violence Intervention Project (VIP)218-681-5557
Northland Counseling Services218-793-2401Northland Counseling Services218-683-8543
Northland Campus Security218-683-8633Northland Campus Security218-683-8633
Northland Title IX Officer218-683-8630Northland Title IX Officer218-683-8630
EGF Police218-773-1104TRF Police218-681-6161
Polk Co. Sheriff218-281-0431Pennington Co. Sheriff218-681-6161
Polk Co. Victim Services218-281-1554Pennington Co. Victim Services218-681-0881
NW Crisis Suppport Line 24/7800-282-5005NW Crisis Support Line 24/7800-282-5005
EGF Sanford Clinic218-773-6800TRF Sanford Clinic/Hospital218-681-4240
GF Altru Emergency Room 701-780-5000
Grand Forks Police701-787-8000
GF Co. Sheriff701-780-8280
GF Co. Victim Services701-746-0405

Support people are very important. Trained support people can explain and process options with you, as well as, help you contact or navigate resources available to you. Not all support people have the same confidentiality levels. Support people will be able to keep your information confidential at differing levels. You should consider your confidentiality needs carefully.

The most confidential support person is one of Violence Intervention Project's (VIP) or Community Intervention Violence Center (CVIC) advocates. VIP and CVIC advocates have an ethical obligation to keep your information confidential. It is also important to know that these advocates cannot be subpoenaed by a court and required to disclose your information. Working with an advocate is an excellent decision.

Northland has a counselor on each campus. Northland's counselors have an ethical obligation to keep your information confidential -- they are not required to report your information. It is a safe place to process and gather information. However, it is important to know that counselors can be subpoenaed by the court system and required to disclose your information.

If you are not 18 years of age or there is danger to the community, counselors, and advocates may be required to report information but will do their best to assure that your identity is not shared.

Any person other than an advocate or counselor is limited in their ability to keep your information confidential. Police, college administrators, and some employees may be required to report your information and/or take appropriate action. As much as possible, they will try to keep your identity private.