DocuSAFE helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, online harassment, and dating violence document the technology abuse, harassment, stalking and other types of crimes they are experiencing. Survivors can document abuse by logging individual incidents, including any photos, screenshots, or video documentation of threatening messages, harassing social media posts, unwanted repeat calls, or online impersonation, among other abusive behaviors.
By storing documentation of abuse in one central location, survivors can more easily identify the abuse that is occurring, the extent and the frequency to which it is occurring, including possible escalation of the behaviors. While not all survivors may choose to pursue legal action against the abusive person, for those who do, this app may be used to document and store evidence of the abuse that can be transferred to law enforcement or a judge during a legal proceeding. The app provides options for securely sharing the content if the survivor chooses to. A PIN will be required to set up and access the app content in order to increase security and privacy.
This app was created by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), with funding from the Office on Victims of Crime (OVC).
Limitations of the App:
It’s important to note that this app is intended to be a tool in the documentation process and cannot prevent, predict, or assess for abuse you may be experiencing. What documentation will be accepted in court may vary by jurisdiction. It’s important to talk to a local attorney, law enforcement, or an advocate if you are hoping to use the documentation in a legal case.
If you think your device(s) could be monitored by someone looking through your phone or device or accessing it remotely using spy software, having this type of resource on your phone may be a safety risk. Consider not downloading this app onto that device.
This app will also require that it be connected to your Apple iCloud account to protect the documentation from being lost or destroyed. This may not be a safe option for everyone. Please determine what is safe for you in deciding whether or not to use this app.
You can download this app onto a device that isn’t being monitored.
Enhanced sign on and minor bug fixes!
Ratings and Reviews
Very wonderful idea
In the future I hope the ability to upload other files is included besides photos. Like Voicemails, etc. if that was something I could do I would give this 10 stars.
All evidence deleted when I uploaded 1 screenshot
Major glitch? I uploaded 1 file (since only 1 file can be uploaded at a time), there was a ‘glitch’ that erased ALL of my previous documented evidence. One minute I had all of my files and journals in this app saved and when I tried to upload a screenshot with more evidence, everything was deleted instead, I didn’t even exit out of the app and it happened with it still in use. Every. Single. File. Gone. Disappeared. This happened through the iOS app a few months ago when I was uploading a file(screenshot). I gave up because I spent months slowly documenting evidence. But now I’m back to try again, not sure what other app to use (is there a place to save voicemails?) I hope this doesn’t happen again. I’m pretty sure I need a place to safely store evidence for a good amount of time without worrying it will all disappear when I upload a doc. Any insight and look into this issue is appreciated. Thanks!
I need to find a back up.
It crashes so often. It’s great when it works but when it crashes, I panic. Did I lose all my entries? I can’t document anything when I have the time to document bc it keeps crashing. Tried all the usual troubleshooting methods like turning my phone on and off. Holding down the app and then the home key. Deleting then reinstalling. But it feels unreliable when it fails me so often. I need to find a back up
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- NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, INC
- 46.5 MB
- Requires iOS 13 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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