SUNO and Community Resources

On-Campus Resources

The following resources are available to complainants and respondent at SUNO for local advocacy, counseling, health and mental health services:

Student Development Counseling Center

University Center, 2nd Floor
6400 Press Drive,
New Orleans, LA 70126
504-286-5360

Student Health Services

Bashful Administration Building, Room 210
6400 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
504-286-5374

Office of Disability Services

Bashful Administration Building, Room 220
6400 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
504-286-5357

These support services are available to complainants and respondents regardless of whether an incident is formally reported.

SUNO Title IX 

SUNO Health Services


 

Law Enforcement Assistance

The New Orleans Family Justice Center Law Enforcement Assistance

New Orleans Police Department – Domestic Violence

A unit of detectives that specializes in tracking and investigating domestic violence cases once a police report has been filed. The detectives are available for supplemental reports, follow-up investigations, and evidence-collection and are on-site to assist partner agencies with law enforcement information as appropriate.

New Orleans Police Department – Sexual Assault Unit

A unit of detectives, investigators, and social workers that specializes in responding to and investigating sexual assault cases. The detectives are assigned cases from the point of incident and continue investigation through the point of disposition. Civilian investigators are part of the investigative team to assist detectives in the on-going evidence collection. The police social workers are available to assist victims through the law enforcement process from the point of an incident through case disposition. They facilitate the connection to social services and for ongoing information and referral to victims.

Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office

Social work victim advocates from the District Attorney’s Office provide support and resources to survivors with pending criminal cases in both criminal and municipal courts. The victim advocates are available at court hearings to assist survivors who may be witnesses to prepare for court proceedings and understanding the criminal justice process. They are also critical linkages to community-based advocates at the NOFJC for a wide range of on-going services and assistance.

Sexual Assault Services

Metropolitan Center for Women and Children: 
An off-campus service offering information, immediate crisis support, group therapy, and individual counseling sessions. They supply support and safe shelter for people experiencing aggression from a friend, relative, or lover. 504-837-5400

Sexual Trauma and Advocacy Response (STAR)

STAR provides access to a New Orleans 24 hour sexual assault crisis line that connects sexual assault victims to crisis counseling, medical advocacy, and information and referral. Through this regional crisis line, advocates coordinate the area’s medical advocacy program for those seeking medical treatment of a forensic medical examination after a sexual assault. STAR also provides sexual assault training for medical advocates and assists with education and community outreach to educate the community about gender-based violence.


Legal Services

The New Orleans Family Justice Legal Services

Project Save / Catholic Charities

Project SAVE provides free, emergency legal representation to survivors in Orleans Parish. Services may include temporary restraining and protective orders, temporary child support, custody, and use of property.

Immigration Legal Services / Catholic Charities

Immigration Legal Services provides free or low-cost assistance to obtain family-based immigrant visas, adjustment status to legal permanent residency, naturalization (citizenship) applications and preparation classes, VAWA petitions and U-visa applications.

Southeast LA Legal Services

Provides civil legal services to victims of domestic violence for protection from abuse which may include temporary custody, temporary child support, and use and occupancy of the home. After obtaining the protection order, our attorneys will handle divorce, long term child custody issues and enforcement of the protection orders.

Lift Attorneys (LA Bar Foundation)

Incubator Attorneys supplement and expand the legal services offered on-site at NOFJC. In addition to TRO/PO, custody, and divorce services in Orleans Parish, Incubator Attorneys may provide general civil legal representation outside of Orleans Parish and for a variety of legal issues not served by other on-site attorneys.

Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic

The Domestic Violence Clinic provides civil legal services to survivors seeking protective orders, divorces, and custody of their children.

Emergency Safe Housing

Crescent House Emergency Safe Housing

A Lifeline for Safety… Emergency safe housing and crisis line

CRISIS LINE – 504-866-9554

  • 24 Hours a Day
  • 365 Days a Year
  • Trained Crisis Counselors
  • Confidential Emergency Shelter 

Crescent House offers immediate safe housing for people fleeing domestic violence and abuse. All services are provided free of charge. The shelter is located in a completely confidential location to provide the maximum amount of safety to victims who are in immediate danger or who are fearful of their abuser finding them. The provision of safe emergency shelter is for some people the first step in choosing a life away from violence. When victims flee domestic abuse, they are often forced to leave their homes, with nowhere else to turn. For many, seeking safety with family members may not be a safe choice and can put all family members at risk.

Crescent House is designed to be short term emergency housing assistance giving the survivor a safe place to live while options are considered and decisions made about the relationship with the abuser. During the stay in Crescent House, the survivor is provided with a wide range of resources and services:

  • A safe, private living space that offers relief from constant battering, time to think through options and an environment that promotes healing
  • Available food, clothes, and personal hygiene products for daily living
  • Advocates who will assist with accessing community resources and information, coping strategies, and managing the shelter experience
  • Access to civil legal services that may include filing for a temporary restraining order or protective order if the decision is not to return to the abusive partner or to help navigate through any legal issues related to the abuse
  • Access to a trauma-informed therapist to assist with understanding and dealing with the trauma that is experienced in the abusive relationship
  • Access to a trauma-informed child therapist to address the trauma experiences of children exposed or who witness domestic violence or sexual assault
  • Access to educational or employment services available through the “Invest in Yourself” Program including access to a computer lab for safely accessing email or job search and employment opportunities

Moving out of an abusive relationship can be very difficult. The most significant barriers for victims fleeing domestic violence to live independently are:

  • Those most financially dependent upon their abusers with little or no access to other income sources
  • Those without a high school diploma

Those who have been forced out of the labor market for significant periods or have been unable to maintain consistent employment histories due to sabotage and manipulations by the abuser


Contact Us

The SUNO Police Department takes a proactive, community-based approach to policing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments. We are here to help.

By Mail

Southern University at New Orleans Police Department
Maintenance Building
6400 Press Drive
New Orleans, La 70126

By Phone

On-Campus Emergency (504) 286-3355

Off-Campus Emergency 911

Non-Emergency Reporting (504) 286-5290

Escort Service (504) 286-5290

Lost & Found Office (504) 286-5291

Parking and Traffic (504) 286-5291

 

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If you would like to report a crime or need immediate assistance, please contact us at the appropriate number above.

If you would like to report a crime or other disruptive behavior anonymously, use our Silent Witness Form.

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