I think this is really important to remember. EVERYONE needs to know that they have these options, but I can also understand how someone might prefer to not press charges or even go to the hospital because they just want to forget it ever happened. What’s important is that someone understands that they don’t NEED to go to the hospital or they don’t NEED to go to the police or they don’t NEED to just go home.
I didn’t even know about evidence being able to be collected up to 5 days after. Can someone get a source for this?
I don’t have a source, but after my assault I was told that exact information.