Filing a blind report can document an incident of abuse. However, a blind report does not generate an official police report or investigation. You may fill out as little or as much information on this form as you like and this report will remain anonymous. If the police have an official case with the same perpetrator, they may reach out to Our VOICE to contact you to see if you are interested in coming forward in an official capacity. You are welcome to do so at that time but you are not required to do so. Even if you submit a blind report, you can make an official report at any time.
If you would like to make an official report to police, please contact the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. Our VOICE’s Court Advocate can also speak to you about the process and provide accompaniments to meetings with law enforcement within Buncombe County. Not all law enforcement agencies accept blind reports. Our VOICE blind reports are accepted by the Asheville Police Department and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department. If an incident related to you happened in another jurisdiction, please call Our VOICE and we can see if that jurisdiction will accept a blind report.
Once your report is submitted, it will be submitted to law enforcement by Our VOICE staff. If you have any questions prior to submitting a blind report or you would prefer to submit this report in-person or over the phone, please call Our VOICE at 828-252- 0562 Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Note: Our VOICE staff are mandated reporters. If your report contains accounts of abuse or neglect to a child by a custodian or caregiver or abuse, neglect, or exploitation for a disabled or elder adult by their caretaker, Our VOICE will report this incident to the Department of Health and Human Services.