Creating A Safety Plan
Increasing Safety in the Relationship:
The phone nearest to my home/apartment is located at:
I can tell these people about the violence and ask them to call the police if they hear suspicious noises coming from my home/apartment:
I can leave extra money, car keys, clothes, and copies of documents with:
In case I leave, I will have these important documents in an easy to reach place:
If it isn't possible for me to keep important documents in my possession, I will try to have copies made.
Increasing Safety When the Relationship is Over:
I can obtain a protection order from the following places and keep it near me at all times:
I can leave a copy of my protection order with this person:
I will inform these people to call the police if my partner is observed near my residence/or place of work:
I can tell the following people at work about my situation and ask him or her to screen my calls and walk-ins:
I can change the locks; install metal doors, smoke detectors, a security system, and outdoor motion sensor lights at home.
If I feel down and ready to return to a potentially abusive situation, I can attend local support groups, call local and/or campus resources, and/or call these people for support:
Source: Adapted from Crime and Sexual Assault Services (CASAS) website, Student Affairs, WWU