Rape Victim Advocacy Program

Mission Statement

The mission of RVAP is to provide free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promote social change through prevention education.

About the Rape Victim Advocacy Program 

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) is a sexual assault victim advocate and prevention education agency that also hosts the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline. RVAP serves anyone impacted by sexual violence, survivors and/or their loved ones, in the following eastern Iowa counties: Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Washington, and Van Buren.

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Contact the RVAP

332 S. Linn St., Suite 100
Iowa City, IA 52240


Our Services

We provide free, confidential and trauma-informed services to anyone directly or indirectly impacted by sexual violence in Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Washington, and Van Buren counties. Anyone includes but is not limited to individuals of any age, gender, identity, culture, etc. 

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Total number of presentations including 11,261 attendees.

Recent News for Rape Victim Advocacy Program

Recent News

Reminiscing in Burge Hall

Reminiscing in Burge Hall

In July 2019, fifteen former residence education employees arrived back on campus and toured Burge Residence Hall for their 30-year reunion.