As stated in the policy, “supportive measures are measures typically implemented for Claimants and are designed to address a Claimant’s safety, well-being, and continued access to educational opportunities.” This includes offering support services and information to the complainant involved in a case through SAPAC. Visit SAPAC’s website for more information on SAPAC’s services for complainants and any U-M community member who experiences sexual or intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.
The key elements of the services a Claimant may expect from SAPAC advocates include:
- Provision of a confidential listening space;
- Serving as a process advocate including developing an understanding of and assisting with the navigation of the process;
- Assisting Claimants in navigating family and community impacts and effects; and
- Supporting and connecting Claimants with campus and off-campus resources.
SAPAC advocates do not provide:
- Counseling or therapy;
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling or therapy for Claimants on campus;
- Legal advice;
- Legal advice should be sought through an attorney.
A SAPAC advocate is available to serve in the following capacities:
- Attend meetings (investigative conversations, resolution agreement discussions, e.g.) as a support person;
- Review documents and materials from investigation, final report, and sanctioning agreements as requested;
- Provide general support;
- Manage academic, housing, and other immediate and on-going needs, as necessary;
- Provide information and referral to university and community based resources for additional support needs.