Violence Against Women Resources
In 2000, the University of Northern Iowa
applied for and received a federal grant to combat gender-based
violence in a comprehensive manner.
grant funding was limited, the UNI departments involved in the process
have made a variety of steps to sustain and expand programs focusing
on gender-based violence.
Department of Public Safety, Police Division has added training
for the UNI Police officers. The training encompasses a variety
Sexual Assault Response and Documentation
Cultural Sensitive Response to Abuse Victims
Gender Oriented Crimes and special circumstances
Utilization of Family Service League and other community resources
to assist victims
victim training has been held in concert with the Cedar Falls Police
Department, Black Hawk County Sheriff and other area law enforcement
agencies, creating an increased level of service throughout the
community for victims of gender-based violence.
Safety also has emergency cell phones that can be checked out to
persons who have concerns about their safety. This might be a person
whom has been assaulted, the victim of a stalking, or a great many
other situations. UNI Police Officers can issue these phones to
any community member in need.
phones have added throughout the UNI Campus to increase safety.
law enforcement agencies are also coordinating sex assault response
with the Black Hawk SANE - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. SANE-trained
nurses are available at all of the Metro hospitals. This developing
program provides coordination between the law enforcement, medical
and after-care resources for victims of sexual abuse.
The Special Victim Training and teaming with SANE is coordinated
at UNI Public Safety by Associate Director Milissa Wright.
Defense classes are offered exclusively to female students and staff
by UNI Police officers. Beginning in Fall 2002 and continuing
in Spring 2003, RAD classes were added to the Wellness-Recreation
Center's Fitness class schedule and a class credit options were
arranged with UNI faculty.