Seek Then Speak puts sexual assault victims in the drivers seat so they can gather information, explore options, and take action.
It was developed in collaboration between Ten8Tech and End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault.
Sexual assault victims engage with Seek Then Speak by web, phone, or mobile app. Victims follow the gradual and supportive dialogue prompts within Seek Then Speak, choosing which information they receive about whats happened to them and what their options are. This dialogue can take place in many different languages, increasing access for victims.
After providing information on their options, victims are asked if they would like to request advocacy services or initiate the process of reporting to law enforcement. They can provide as much or as little information as they choose; they can even remain anonymous, if they wish.
This is when the program shifts from Seek to Speak. If victims choose, they are connected directly with law enforcement and/or a victim advocacy organization for support. All of this happens in the reassuring environment of Seek Then Speak. Options are also available for reporting within the U.S. military or on college campuses.
If a victim chooses to seek assistance, the agency-facing technology Victim Link triggers a notification to alert law enforcement and/or victim advocacy via phone call, text message, or email. Agencies can configure how these notifications are sent, which staff members receive them, and what information they include.
To learn more about Seek Then Speak, visit http://www.seekthenspeak.com.
Law enforcement or victim advocacy agencies interested in learning more about Ten8Techs Seek Then Speak and the agency-focused portal Victim Link (groundbreaking technology thats revolutionizing sexual assault reporting) should visit http://www.victimlink.com or call (844) TEN8TECH (836-8832).