Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)
RVAP Crisis Line: 319-335-6000 or 800-228-1625

  • Staffs 24-Hour Rape Crisis Line
  • Provides advocacy, support and information to victims/survivors and their family and friends
  • Present throughout the medical and legal process following an assault, fulfilling the victim's legal right to an advocate
  • Offers support to victims through the healing process


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs)

  • Registered nurses with special training to assist rape victims
  • On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Provide immediate, compassionate, culturally-sensitive health care
  • Collect medical evidence that will assist in prosecuting the assailant

Emergency Room Staff

  • Assist SANEs in providing treatment to victims
  • Provide additional medical treatment if necessary

Law Enforcement Officers

  • Safeguard victims from further harm after the assault
  • Investigate the crime and collect evidence
  • Collect statements from victims and witnesses
  • Assist county attorneys in prosecuting the crime

Johnson County Attorney’s Office

  • Prosecutes sexual assault cases to protect the community; sexual assault is a crime against the state
  • Assists victims as cases proceed through the criminal justice system
  • Represents victims in court
  • 319-339-6100  johnsoncountyiowa.gov/department-of-county-attorney

Iowa Victim Service Call Center 

  • Available 24/7  1-800-770-1650 or text ‘IOWAHELP’ to 20121.

UIHC Emergency Medicine