Northeastern Junior College
Safety & Security

Victim & Survivor Resources

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Get to a safe place.

Title IX, the Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA), and Northeastern Junior College policy specifically prohibit sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of sex-based or gender-based misconduct.

Refer to the information below if you have experienced sexual misconduct or have knowledge of sexual misconduct on campus.

It is the College's goal to support students, staff, volunteers, visitors, and authorized guests who believe they have experienced or been a victim of a crime. Northeastern Junior College will provide the resources necessary to make informed decisions and provide for the safety of all persons on campus or at college-sponsored activities. You do not need to choose a course of action immediately. However, should you wish to pursue criminal or administrative charges, the sooner an incident is reported, the better these entities will be able to assist you.

A person who has experienced sexual misconduct is encouraged to take the following actions right away:

  • Get to a safe place and contact local law enforcement by calling 911 or (970) 522-3512 (non-emergency)
  • Call an advocate or advocacy organization
  • Seek medical attention (try not to shower, brush your teeth, or use the bathroom)
  • Preserve evidence (clothing, bedding, letters, photos, emails, texts, condoms, etc.)
  • Write down everything you remember or record yourself saying it
  • Seek counseling
  • Contact parents, relatives, close friends, or other trusted contacts for support
  • Report the incident using the "incident report" tab on this page, or in person to any person identified on this page

What to know:

  • You set the pace for any action you choose to pursue.
  • you can report anonymously if you wish.
  • It is your choice what information you share.
  • You have the right to choose to whom you will speak, what resources you will use, what you will say, and when you will say it.
  • There are many resources available to help you, both at Northeastern Junior College and in the community. Some resources are strictly confidential while others are private. If you are not sure, ask.
  • It is your choice to name the other person(s), or not.
  • Every effort will be made to keep your information confidential. However, some information may need to be started to obtain accommodation, or as deemed absolutely necessary.
  • Depending on the nature of an incident, it may become necessary to send an emergency alert or timely warning. In such event, your personal identifying information (PII) will be kept confidential Such alerts will be kept to only what is mandated pursuant to the Federal Clery Act.

Off-campus resources:

Online Services:

Sterling Campus:

  • Sterling Police Department: 421 North 4th St. Sterling, CO, 80751, (970) 522-3512
  • Sterling Regional MedCenter: 615 Fairhurst St., Sterling, CO, 80751, (970) 522-0122
  • Centennial Mental Health Center (Counseling): 211 West Main St., Sterling, CO, 80751, (970) 522-3512
  • Victim's Advocate: (970) 522-2578, option #5

Yuma Campus:

  • Yuma Police Department: 216 East 3rd Ave., Yuma, CO, 80759, (970) 848-5441
  • Yuma District Hospital: 1000 West 8th Ave., Yuma, CO, 80759, (970) 848-3896
  • Centennial Mental Health Center (Counseling): 215 South Ash St., Yuma, CO, 80759, (970) 848-5412
  • Victim's Advocate: (970) 522-2578

Rights Afforded to Victims-C.R.S. 24-4.1-302.5
In order to preserve and protect a victim's rights to justice and due process, each victim of a crime shall have the following rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, throughout the criminal justice process;
  • The right to be informed of, be present or not present, and without submitting a written request for notification, for all critical stages of the criminal justice process as specified in state statute (C.R.S. 24-4.1-302(2));
  • The right to be informed of the filing of a petition by a perpetrator of the offense to terminate sex offender registration pursuant to section 16-22-113(2)(c), C.R.S.;
  • The right to be informed, upon request by the victim, when a person who is accused or convicted of a crime against the victim is released or discharged from county jail; and
  • The right to be informed, upon written request by the victim, when a person who is accused or convicted of a crime against the victim is released or discharged from custody other than county jail, is paroled, escapes from a secure or non-secure correctional facility or program, or absconds from probation or parole.


Andrew De Souza
Coordinator of Campus Safety
970-380-0605 (mobile)
Hays Student Center
Andrew De Souza