Skip to main content

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (Iowa City, Iowa)

 Organization

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program was established in 1973 to provide support, information, and advocacy to survivors of sexual abuse irrespective of gender and those close to them, and to promote a society free from sexual violence through education and other strategies to promote. Services were free and confidential, among them counseling, support groups, and a 24-hour crisis support line. The organization changed its name from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program to RVAP to reflect its commitment to survivors of all types of sexual abuse, not simply rape. In addition to its professional staff, RVAP relies on volunteers to answer its crisis line and provide other agency support.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Iowa City Feminist Reunion 2017 records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1260
Overview An event held at the Iowa Women’s Archives in 2017 celebrating the achievements of Iowa City feminists from 1965 – 1985 and collecting their history.
Dates: 1971 - 2017

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0857
Abstract Sexual abuse response and advocacy center established in in Iowa City in 1973 to serve located the University of Iowa community and surrounding counties.
Dates: 1971-2010

Susan J. Norman papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0299
Abstract Iowa City activist.
Dates: 1972-1984