Advocacy Services

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Victim Services Advocate

UNI Office of Violence Intervention Services
101 Wellness and Recreation Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
319-273-2137

The Office of Violence Intervention Services will be the primary point of referral for a student who alleges sexual misconduct. Advocacy services will be made available to students free of charge and will include:

  • Counseling and medical referrals both on campus and in the community
  • Assisting victims in accessing resources
  • Providing information on all reporting and complaint options and how to file such complaints (including university disciplinary, criminal, and civil complaints)
  • Assistance in securing updates concerning the status of University and criminal complaints
  • Assistance in accessing safe housing, including alternate campus housing
  • Assistance with requests for changes in academic class schedule and other academic accommodations
  • Assistance in obtaining University no contact orders and court issued protective orders
  • Assistance in obtaining reimbursement for crime-related expenses
  • Accompanying victims to meetings with university, law enforcement, and other officials as requested by the victim
  • Assistance in preparing victim impact statements
Riverview Center

24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line
888-557-0310
www.riverviewcenter.org

Waypoint Services

24-Hour Relationship Violence Crisis and Support Line
800-208-0388
www.waypointservices.org

Crime Victim Assistance Program

Blackhawk County Attorney's Office
319-833-3001
Information regarding victim's rights and assistance in trial preparation, in obtaining restitution and in reclaiming property held as evidence. Referral assistance and accompaniment to court (if desired).

If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a WRS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


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