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Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct

On/Off Campus Resources

Under Colorado law, public colleges are required to provide the following information for students who are victims of sexual assault.

If you are a victim of a sexual assault, you may request a medical forensic exam. This is important if you think you want to seek legal action. It is vital that a victim obtains medical treatment as soon as possible and does not bathe, shower, douche, or change clothes until given permission by medical personnel. You can have the exam without having to report the assault to law enforcement. You will not be charged for the cost of the exam.

The College has an agreement with the following providers for the exam:

Ryon Medical Center 
1420 East 3rd Street 
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: (719) 383-0303

Parkview Medical Center 
400 West 16th Street 
Pueblo, CO 81003 
Phone: (719) 584-4400

If you do not have transportation to the facility, you may contact a friend or family member, or Arkansas Valley Resource Center at (719) 384-7764. Any cost for transportation is the responsibility of the student.


On-Campus Resources

Gary Addington, Dean of Students
1802 Colorado Avenue
McBride Hall Room 132
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6859

The Dean of Students assists with the academic-related needs of students who have experienced sexual misconduct and may provide changes to academic situations and will notify the student as to what changes are reasonably available.

Carol Noll, Title IX Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
1802 Colorado Avenue
Macdonald Hall Room 221
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6824

The Title IX Coordinator provides information about the student conduct process, legal and criminal options, and other possible remedies.


Off-Campus Resources

Southeast Mental Health Services
711 Barnes Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-5446

 

 

Arkansas Valley Resource Center
Arkansas Valley Resource Center and Otero Junior College have come together to collaborate to serve victims of violent crimes. Arkansas Valley Resource Center serves victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and all other victims of violent crime. Arkansas Valley Resource Center will provide safety planning, peer counseling, advocacy, info/support, assistance with victim's compensation and victim's rights to Otero Junior College students upon direct student request, or by referral from Otero Junior College staff or faculty.

Referrals will be made when necessary to other networking agencies.

Victims of sexual offenses can also be seen confidentially through the Arkansas Valley Resource Center.

Arkansas Valley Resource Center, Inc. 
PO BOX 716 
415 Colorado Ave La Junta, CO 81050
24/7 Hotline (719) 384-7764 
Fax (719) 384-1938 
TTD (719) 384-1938 
www.arkansasvalleyresourcecenter.org

 

 

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