Mid-South Peace and Justice Center | Website

MPD LGBTQ Liaison Davin Clemons | 901-831-0821 |

MPD Rape Kit/DNA hotline | 901-636-3438

MPD Internal Affairs Confidential Hotline | 901-577-8480 | Website

OUT Memphis | 901-278-6422 | Website

Shelby County rape crisis center | 901-222-4350 |  Website (Note: open business hours only unless you report to law enforcement)

Even if you do not report your assault to law enforcement, you can get medical care. 

You can get a forensic exam at no cost at the rape crisis center even if you don’t report to law enforcement. You must go during business hours.

Emergency contraception, PEP (which can prevent the spread of HIV if taken within 72 hours of exposure), and more are available at:

CHOICES | 901-274-3550 | Website

Planned Parenthood | 901-725-1717 | Website

General Steps in a Criminal Case

Most of Memphis’ cold rape cases will be prosecuted in state criminal court.  While all cases are different, all criminal cases go through some of the same steps:

1. Arrest

2. First appearance/ arraignment

3. Bail

4. Preliminary hearing

5. Grand jury

6. Arraignment

7. Plea agreement

8. Pre-trial motions

9. Trial

10. Sentencing (if a conviction is obtained)

People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws is a program of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center to monitor law enforcement responses to sexual violence, develop peer advocacy, and organize for criminal justice reform. We urge you to learn more about America’s hidden rape crisis, where it has been exposed, and why it matters. We invite you to take action and support our efforts to make sure law enforcement takes rape seriously.