Voices in Action Frequently Asked Questions

WHY ARE YOU FOCUSING SOLELY ON THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY?

While we are aware that sexual harassment and assault is a global epidemic, our resources lie within the entertainment industry.  It is of the utmost concern to us to be able to support each and every victim coming forward. As our resources continue to grow, so will the bandwidth of our organization affording us the opportunity to expand nationally.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY DATA?

Your data is stored in a secure database.  Voices in Action will never sell, share, or post your data. We will use your data for two purposes: (1) to email a copy of it to you, for you to keep as as a permanent, time-stamped copy of your report; and (2) to maintain in our database to notify you (if you choose) and others who report incidents that there has been another report linked to the same reported perpetrator.

CAN I REPORT ANONYMOUSLY?

You have the option to print our VIA Online Form to keep for your records.  When and if you are ready to report to the authorities or an employer in the future, this time-stamped form can be a valuable piece of evidence.  If you decide to report to see if there is a match in assailants, you will have to provide self identifying information.

 WHERE ARE THE REPORTS SENT?

While we offer referrals for reporting, the reports you submit to us are not forwarded or sent anywhere else. If the person you named as your assailant in your report is accused in a separate report submitted by another victim, this is considered a “match” in our system, and you will be notified if you have selected that option.

HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH OTHER VICTIMS?

We believe that connecting with other victims can be a powerful tool for healing and growth. At the same time, there are legal and practical reasons not to establish channels for communication for victims of the same assailant. Instead, we intend to create broad community where victims of sexual harassment and assault can rely on one another, recognizing that our experiences have been different but that our compassion for one another is the same.

HOW DO YOU VET REPORTS?

We do not investigate the details of the reports that victims submit. Rather, we make our best efforts to determine that the reports are made by the persons whose names are listed as the reporting parties, and we determine whether the named assailants have previously been reported to us.

WHO CAN SEE MY INFORMATION?

When a report is submitted, it is reviewed by a trained, trauma-informed moderator. Each moderator and administrator of the site has committed to taking steps to ensure the utmost confidentiality of the information you provide. We will not distribute, sell, or otherwise convey your information to anyone absent a court order.

HOW DOES MATCHING WORK?

If there is a match in a report to a previously reported assailant, we notify the individuals who reported that assailant that he or she has been reported as a repeat abuser. We do not provide any details of your report to these individuals or describe the report in any way. This process maintains privacy while also conveying information that some victims may find useful, and which may inform their decision about further reporting to employers or law enforcement.

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