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I am a Faculty/Staff Victim/Survivor of Sexual Violence

If you are a victim/survivor of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and/or stalking, please know that you are not to blame and it is never your fault. There are resources both on campus and in the community to provide support, options and referrals to assist you in the recovery process.

Options Diagram for Faculty/Staff Victims of Violence


Employee Assistance Program (EAP, provided by Empathia)

Empathia – 1-800-367-7474 or (password FresnoState)

Empathia is Knox-Keene licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care as a specialty health care provider. Empathia Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-367-7474. All calls and referrals are strictly confidential. These representatives are authorized to discuss your needs and direct you to an appropriate provider within the communities of Fresno and Clovis as well as the Central Valley.

David Crabtree (LCSW)

David Crabtree is available on campus to assist faculty/staff with issues and concerns related to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. He can provide crisis intervention and counseling services.

David Crabtree, LCSW
(Campus Phone) 559-278-1655
(Cell Phone) 559-960-1129

Victim Advocate

Fresno State’s victim advocate is available to staff/faculty and can provide crisis intervention, victim led exploration of reporting options, on and off campus resources and referrals, accompaniment, transportation and additional services.

Fresno State’s Victim Advocate is:

       Lisa Risch, PhD



Rape Counseling Services (RCS) of Fresno

RCS can provide confidential sexual assault services via 24hr crisis line. They can also provide advocacy, counseling services, and legal and medical accompaniment if requested.



Marjaree Mason Center (MMC)

Marjaree Mason Center supports and empowers adults and their children affected by domestic violence, while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and advocacy. They can provide counseling services, shelter, crisis support, education and training, and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and stalking.

Marjaree Mason Center