Sexual Assault
Information regarding sex offenders and sexual-based crimes

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Registered Sex Offenders

Information regarding registered sex offenders attending classes or working on the campus may be obtained at the Long Beach Police Department or by accessing the website for Megan’s Law.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a traumatizing event. The college suggests the following procedures to ensure that the survivor can obtain the best care and supportive services for recovery.

Definition

Rape and other types of sexual assault, whether by a stranger or by an acquaintance, whether against women or men, are violations of the law. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to, rape, sexual battery, or the threat of sexual assault.

Procedure

The District will address the needs of the sexual assault survivor by providing a consistent, caring, and timely response when a sexual assault occurs within the college community. After an initial consultation, referrals for treatment will be made and ongoing support will be offered to survivors.

Any person who has been sexually assaulted is strongly encouraged to file a complaint with the Long Beach Police Department, and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. When a complaint is filed with the Long Beach Police Department, the District staff should initiate the following steps:

  1. Request that a nurse from Student Health Services provide immediate medical attention and appropriate medical and psychological referrals.
  2. Notify the appropriate college personnel of the incident for further administrative action.
  3. The Long Beach Police Department will be responsible for conducting a thorough investigation which may include contacting other public agencies.
  4. Ensure that the survivor is given appropriate protection while on campus, including protection from retaliation for filing the complaint, if necessary. Such protection may include placing appropriate restrictions on the accused.
  5. Ask the survivor questions to assess the potential for continuing threat to the survivor and/or other members of the campus community.
Disclosure

To protect the privacy of the individuals involved, names will not be released by the District without their consent unless the release is essential to the health and safety of the survivor or the campus community, or to otherwise fulfill the legal obligations of the college.

Sexual Violence Prevention, Response Programs & Sex Offense Procedures

LBCCD is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment, and in compliance with the federal law, has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These guidelines apply to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. Any sexual violence occurring on District facilities or at a District-sponsored or supervised event is strictly prohibited, and is a violation of District policy whether committed by an employee, student or member of the public, and may be subject to administrative disciplinary action and criminal and civil prosecution.