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Justice can mean different things to different people, and reporting a crime to law enforcement is an individual decision. Many who have decided to report to law enforcement have described it as the first step in seeking justice for the crime by holding the perpetrator accountable for their actions. It may not be an easy decision to make, but it’s a choice that may have a positive impact on your recovery.

Reporting can also have a positive impact on the lives of others. Perpetrators of sexual assault tend to be serial criminals. When you report sexual assault or abuse, you are increasing the chances that this person will face consequences for the crime, limiting the chance this person could hurt someone else.

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