Sexual Assault is a crime of power and control. It is not about sex.
If you are an adult, you have the right to medical care without law enforcement notification. Seeking immediate assistance through an Emergency Room and asking to speak with an Advocate will ensure your health, privacy, and rights are protected.
In the Anchorage Area:
Alaska Native Medical Center
4315 Diplomacy Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Mat-Su Regional Hospital
PO Box 1687
Palmer, AK 99645
3200 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99507
There are many agencies and services available to you if a sexual assault or years of abuse have occurred. The STAR Crisis Line is available 24/7 at (907) 276-7273 or (800) 478-8999 and Advocates are always available to help you understand your options and provide support.
If you are located outside of Anchorage, please click here to see additional Victim Advocacy agencies in Alaska.
If you are located outside of Alaska, please click here to get connected with your local agency.
Sexual Assault is any sexual contact made through:
• Force- pushing, pinning down, strangulation
• Threats- a weapon is present or your life/family are threatened
• Trickery – drugs, alcohol, or lies are used and you are unable to resist
• Manipulation- use of pressure or guilt “You can’t stop, I am too excited”
• Coercion- use of bribes or blackmail “I’ll tell the teacher you were drinking if you don’t”
Rape is not a punishment for sneaking out, underage drinking, or dressing a certain way. Rape is never a punishment. Sexual Assault is a felony and you have the right to report the crime to law enforcement if you choose.
STAR's Crisis Line is available 24/7 at (907) 276-7273 or (800) 478-8999
Giving and getting sexual consent is more than Yes and No.
Within the Municipality of Anchorage, adults have the option to receive a medical/forensic exam by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) without making a report to law enforcement. As an “anonymous victim,” your health- care needs will be addressed and any evidence collected will be preserved while you have time to think about whether you want to report to law enforcement.
If you choose to report the crime to law enforcement at a later date, you will need to sign a consent form provided by the SANE. Once you open the report to law enforcement, the police will need to interview you, and may contact the suspect and witnesses to interview them.
There are 3 BIG Questions that must be answered before sexual consent can be given. If even one of these issues occurred, then you have the right to report and get help.
If you are under 16, the other person has authority over you (such as a coach, teacher, or boss) and you are under 18, or a teen with more than four years age difference, you cannot legally give consent.
If you were asleep or passed out when it happened, drunk, using drugs, or you think you were drugged or have a guardian who makes decisions for you, you cannot give consent.
If you didn’t want sex and was clear about it, thought you wanted sex, but changed your mind and said no or tried to shut the situation down when you became uncomfortable, but were ignored, you did not give consent.
Thinking about reporting or ready to report? Click here to learn what the process looks like. For information about reporting child sexual abuse, please click here.
Click here to view and print a copy of "When You Reach for a STAR:Safety, Support, & Services Available through STAR"
There are always options but they vary depending on your age and where the crime occurred.*
1. Report to Law Enforcement
2. Access Medical Care through an ER or your provider
3. Call STAR for Anonymous Reporting eligibility
4. Speak only with STAR
5. Speak with a Counselor
6. Speak to a Friend or Family member
Only you can decide what the best choice is for you, but STAR can help you understand your options along the way.
*If you are under 18 or are considered a vulnerable adult, a report MUST be made regarding your safety. All of STAR’s staff are mandated reporters, and if you provide any identifying information and disclose yourage, a report will be made to the Office of Children’s Services or Adult Protective Services.
Local Crisis Line: (907) 276-7273 Statewide Crisis Line: (800) 478-8999 Business Line: (907) 276-7279
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 230 Anchorage, AK 99503 email@example.com
Providing options, support and information to Alaskans affected by sexual violence for more than 35 years.
If you are considering reporting to Law Enforcement, the best way to know which agency to call is to simply dial 911. You will be connected to the agency that has jurisdiction.
Anchorage Police Department
Alaska State Troopers- Bureau of Investigators
Anchorage International Airport Police
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Military Police
Palmer Police Department
University of Alaska Anchorage Police
6-1120 (on campus)
(907) 786-1120 (off campus)
Wasilla Police Department