Victim Rights to Confidentiality

The victim’s name/identity of a domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking crime will be kept confidential upon request of the victim per Penal Code Section 293 and Government Code Section 6254 (f). To protect the privacy of the individuals involved, the District will not release names without the consent of those involved unless the release is essential to the health and safety of the victim, or the campus community, or in fulfillment of the legal obligations of the College.

The College will complete publicly available record keeping, including Clery Act reporting and disclosures, without the inclusion of personally identifying information about the victim.

The College will also maintain as confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided to the victim, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the College to provide the accommodations or protective measures.

VVC always considers and is committed to maintaining the privacy of the parties involved.   However, because there may be circumstances when the college determines it is necessary to investigate and take action even though the victim has requested confidentiality and/or request that no action be taken against the offender, confidentiality cannot be assured.