Rape Survivor Advocacy and Prevention (RSAP)
Rape Survivor Advocacy and Prevention provides advocacy and support to survivors of rape
and sexual assault in Tippecanoe County. Trained volunteer advocates are
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to accompany rape survivors to
the emergency room, police department, and courtroom. Advocates will also
meet with survivors at the Crisis Center. They provide advocacy, crisis
intervention, information on rape recovery, and referrals for counseling and
support groups. Services are free and confidential.
To reach an Advocate, call the Crisis Center at
742-0244. The Crisis Center volunteer-on-duty will assess the
situation and, if needed, page the Advocate on call. The advocate will then
call the survivor back and make arrangements to meet at the hospital, police
station, or courthouse. Advocates will not go to people's homes or places
other than those listed above.
There no longer is a separate Rape Hotline. All calls come to the Crisis
Center and are handled by the Crisis Center volunteer unless advocacy is
needed. Crisis Center volunteers are trained to listen and assess rape and
sexual assault situations. They are also available to talk with family and
friends of rape and sexual assault survivors.
Rape Survivor Advocate Training
Interested Crisis Center volunteers can attend a Rape Survivor
Advocate Training, which is held several times a year. Others who are
interested in becoming Rape Advocates must first attend Crisis Center
volunteer training. For more information or to become involved, contact the
Volunteer Coordinator at (765)742-0247
Who've Been There
This is a free and confidential support group for adult women who have
survived rape. It meets on the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month at 7 pm at
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Room 2-910, 1508 Tippecanoe Street,
Lafayette, IN (second floor, south end of the main hallway). Any woman aged 18 and older who has survived rape is welcome to
attend. Call the Crisis Center at (765)742-0244 for more information.
This project was originally made possible through the generosity
of a 1999 United Way Venture Grant.
Greater Lafayette Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition
The Greater Lafayette Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition (GLSAPC) works to bring
community programs and organizations together in a way that can best educate
and serve our community’s citizens. Law enforcement, medical personnel,
judicial representatives, children’s services, Purdue University, community
agencies, and interested citizens all come together to make sure that sexual
assault issues in our community are being addressed and responded to in a
caring, appropriate manner.
The Coalition welcomes anyone who is interested to attend the monthly
meetings. Any questions, please call the Crisis Center.
GLSAPC supports the efforts of Purdue University Police who are teaching
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems Basic Training to women in the
community. This training program is designed to increase and optimize the
options available to a woman who is attacked. For more information,