Incident Reporting & Response – 2nd Quarter 2019 Report

By Susan Wright, Director of IRR

 

NCSF’s Incident Reporting & Response received 43 reports & requests for assistance from individuals, groups and businesses in April, May and June 2019. This is similar to the 41 requests received in the 1st Quarter of 2019. NCSF maintains the confidentiality of those who come to us for help, however we balance that need with the need to report the services we are providing and to provide the community with a record of where the need is the greatest.

 

Here is a breakdown of the cases we dealt with in the 2nd Quarter of 2019:

 

Groups

13 groups or people dealing with groups requested resources, almost half the number in the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 3 groups were dealing with incorporation and zoning
  • 2 groups were dealing with a media incident
  • 2 groups were asking about presenters/organizers or reporting they had banned someone
  • 2 groups asked for resources on dealing with a consent incident or proactively creating a consent policy
  • 1 group was raided by law enforcement during an Age Play party
  • 1 group was dealing with a possible subpoena for membership
  • 1 person asked about how to deal with being banned by a group
  • 1 person reported being outed by their group that banned them

Professional

There were 10 requests by professionals or for referrals to kink and polyamory aware professionals, similar to the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 4 people needed referrals to kink and polyamory aware professionals
  • 4 professionals needed resources, research, stats and the definition of BDSM
  • 2 kink educators wanted to know about possible liability risks

Civil

There were 9 requests, twice as many as in the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 2 people needed attorneys for incorporating a new club or foundation
  • 2 sex workers were threatened with doxing or outing
  • 2 sex workers needed attorney or insurance referrals
  • 1 transgender polyamorous person has an HOA that says that their two partners can’t live with them
  • 1 teacher was fired for doing BDSM with former student
  • 1 person asked about how to ask for a welfare check for a transgender person

Criminal

There were 5 requests for resources and information involving criminal legal matters, compared to 3 in the 1st Quarter of 2019: 

  • 3 people requested resources and referrals for attorneys to assist in defending themselves against criminal accusations of obstructing an officer or needed an expert witness to explain Age Play or Breath Play
  • 2 requests came from people who reported a sexual assault or death threats

Child Custody

There were 6 requests for resources and referrals for family court attorneys, compared to 2 in the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 4 involved kink (1 involved Age Play)
  • 2 involved kink and nonmonogamy

 

Supporting Members

Source: ncsf

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