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Special Services

Members of the Penn community may inquire and receive support services when victimized by any type of crime. The investigation of sensitive crimes and incidents, however, such as, rape, sexual assault, relationship or domestic violence, harassment and stalking, is a prominent part of Special Services’ operations. Highly trained personnel are available to offer immediate assistance, including crisis intervention, accompaniment to legal and medical proceedings, options counseling and advocacy, and linkages to other University and community resources, including Penn Police, Student Health Services, Counseling/Psychological Services, Penn Women’s Center, Office of Student Conduct, Office of the Sexual Violence Investigative OfficerPenn Violence Prevention, VPUL (Vice Provost of University Life) as well as city, state and federal resources.


Director of Special Services

Patricia A. Brennan is a Certified Trauma Services Specialist who serves as the Director of Special Services in the Division of Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania. In this position she serves as the University coordinator for support services for survivors of sensitive crimes such as rape or attempted rape, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence […]

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