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Rape Victim Advocates (RVA)
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 888-293-2080

Diana Clegg, Director of Advocacy Services
228 S. Wabash, Suite 240
Chicago, Illinois 60604
phone: (312) 663-6303
toll free: (888) 293-2080
fax: (312) 663-6302
e-mail: info@rapevictimadvocates.org
web: www.rapevictimadvocates.org

Rape Victim Advocates provides crisis intervention, medical/legal advocacy, and counseling for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others in the city of Chicago.

Medical Advocacy - crisis intervention counseling and medical advocacy is provided to survivors of sexual assault in 15 Chicago area hospital emergency rooms.

Legal Advocacy - legal advocates provide support for survivors in filing police reports, court accompaniment, liaison to detectives and assistant state's attorneys, assistance filing for crime victim compensation and preparing victim impact statements, as well as referrals for a variety of other needed services.

Counseling - individual and group counseling for adolescent and adult survivors of sexual violence and their significant others. Counseling services provided at the central office downtown and in the westside Austin community.

Public Education - prevention education programs in schools, public education programs provided to community members in a variety of venues (e.g. social service agencies, block clubs, after school programs, etc.).

Institutional Advocacy/Professional Training - institutional advocacy within the criminal justice, medical, social service and school systems. This could include professional training to service providers to better prepare them to provide non-judgmental, quality services to victims of sexual violence.

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline - RVA is one of the agencies that runs this citywide hotline. Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 1-888-293-2080

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