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Confidential Advocacy and Support for Survivors of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

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If you experience sexual or interpersonal violence, our Complainant Navigator is here to help.

Samantha Winter

As Complainant Navigator, Samantha provides confidential advocacy and support to students, faculty and staff who experience any kind of sexual or interpersonal violence, including domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

At Stony Brook, we refer to these individuals as complainants, or survivors.

The Complainant Navigator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide crisis support and emergency response immediately following an incident, and can assist survivors with obtaining medical care and reporting an incident.

Reporting an incident

Reporting an incident to Stony Brook authorities or the University Police Department (UPD) is your choice. You are welcome to meet with the Complainant Navigator confidentially to discuss support resources and reporting options, but will never be forced to report an incident.

If you choose to report an incident, the Complainant Navigator can accompany you to interviews with UPD, meetings with the Office of University Community Standards and the Title IX Coordinator, and any institutional review hearings.

Samantha Winter
Complainant Navigator
Center for Prevention and Outreach
Student Activities Center, Room 310
(631) 457-9981

More about Samantha

Samantha is a certified New York State Rape Crisis Counselor with more than five years of experience working directly with survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and received training at the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, a local family violence and rape crisis center.

Visit the Center for Prevention and Outreach for more information.

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