Confidential Resource Providers

What is a Confidential Resource Provider?

Confidential Resource Providers (CRPs) are free resources for any BU community member (student, faculty, or staff). Please review this printable infographic about their helpful role:

The CRP “Roadmap” Infographic

What information will a CRP provide?

CRPs can provide detailed information on the following topics:

  • Reporting options and the effects of each option
  • Counseling services available on campus and through local community-based rape crisis or domestic violence centers
  • Medical and health services available on- and off-campus
  • Available school- or work-based supportive measures related to academic and residence life, and employment
  • BU’s disciplinary process
  • Information on how the legal process is carried out through local law enforcement agencies
  • Review the reporting party’s rights and BU’s responsibilities in obtaining a criminal protection order (209A/258E), BU No Contact Directive, BU No Trespass Order, and other lawful orders from law enforcement or BU

Is a CRP confidential?

Yes, CRPs are confidential. This means they are not required to report potential policy violations to a member of the Title IX Team.

Who is a CRP?

BU has designated the following members of our community as CRPs. They have been trained and are knowledgeable on your reporting options. Their bios and email addresses are provided below. Some CRPs work with select populations and they are designated below.

Note: Complainants are those alleging harm. Respondents are those who allegedly caused harm.

For Complainants and Respondents: 

  • Denita Johnson, Assistant Dean for Field Education  (
  • Sonia Mee, Assistant Director of Online Programs  (
  • Daniel Jacobson López, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW  (, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work; Certified Sexual Assault Counselor and Certified ART Therapist

Dr. López is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Social work and Visting Faculty at Yale University, School of Public Health. He researches sexual assault of LGBTQIA+ people of color and health care provision provided to them. He was the first ever Latinx PhD graduate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and founder of the first Latinx graduate student group at Pitt. In 2020, he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association. Dr. López is also a licensed certified social worker and certified sexual assault counselor.

For Complainants:

  • Jennifer M. Gómez, Ph.D.  (, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health

Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health at BU, as well as a Board Member and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee at the Center for Institutional Courage. In her work, she focuses on the impact of cultural competency and trauma-informed care for diverse adults who experience sexual violence and discrimination. As a member of the Alliance for Survivor Choice in Reporting Policies, she is a fierce advocate for supporting survivors’ agency and autonomy. Finally, her book, The Cultural Betrayal of Black Women & Girls: A Black Feminist Approach to Healing from Sexual Abuse, centers Black women and girls to understand sexual abuse, healing, and how to transform the world into a peaceful and equitable place for everyone.