With accurate information about the law and support from friends and family, many sexual assault survivors choose to report the crime and participate in a criminal case against the perpetrator. It is not an easy process for the survivor, but some have found it to be helpful in their journey to healing. If you decide to speak to the police, you can have a friend or an advocate present to support you. You may want to write down everything you can remember about the assault and the perpetrator prior to filing a report. This will help you when you meet with a police officer.