Useful Links & Resources
The Violence Intervention and Prevention Center (UK VIP) provides University of Kentucky students, staff, and faculty the tools, support, and opportunities to shape a violence-free campus through the design and delivery of innovative and inclusive programming and services. 859-257-3574
The University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD)'s mission is to promote a safe and secure campus environment, for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the University. 859-257-UKPD (8573)
Greenhouse 17 is an advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. Their specially trained crisis counselors are available to help people harmed by intimate partner abuse any time of the day, every day of the year. Their main facility is situated on a beautiful 40-acre property in rural Fayette County. From this location and three other offices in their service area, they provide an array of crisis intervention and stabilization services. 859-233-0657
The Lexington Police Department's mission is to serve and protect all citizens and visitors in the city with a high level of integrity, transparency, and dedication to community policing. 859-258-3600
The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center (BRCC) envisions a world free of all forms of violence and oppression. To that end the BRCC models the change they want to see in the world, providing services that create opportunities for empowerment for the individual, the agency and the broader community. Services are offered in ways that result in individual life changes and broader social change. They are guided by a vision of collaboration and engagement that causes people to see that sexual violence is everyone’s issue, and therefore work collaboratively to promote a world free of sexual violence and human trafficking. Services provided include:
- Toll-free 24-hour hotline (1-800-656-4676)- Counselors are always available to provide support, information, education and referrals.
- Medical/Hospital Advocacy- A BRCC counselor can meet you at the hospital emergency room to provide support through the medical process, help you obtain needed medical information, and provide referals as necessary. Upon request, we will also accompany you to your personal physician for services related to sexual assault.
- Legal Advocacy- Upon request BRCC staff can accompany you to your court hearings, provide support, and act as an advocate by helping you to navigate what can sometimes be a complicated and confusing legal system.
- Counseling- Face-to-face individual and group counseling are available for anyone impacted by sexual violence.
The Kentucky Women's Health Registry was established to improve knowledge about women’s health for ourselves, our daughters, our granddaughters, and generations beyond. The KWHR now has an an expanded focus on women’s lives and how our experiences influence our health. Changes in electronic access to medical records, health insurance claims data, and other health registries can provide much of the information we have in KWHR. What is missing from KWHR and other large studies is what happens in the rest of women’s lives. With this relaunch we have a new focus: Bringing Life into Health. The Registry provides the opportunity for you to participate in this research.
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) is the coalition of Kentucky's 13 Regional Rape Crisis Centers. The representatives of each of the 13 Rape Crisis Centers make up KASAP's Board of Directors. Since it was established in 1990, KASAP has served as a central point of contact on sexual violence issues in Kentucky. KASAP provides technical assistance to member programs and other professionals, advocates for improvements in public policy, fosters coalition building among members and those with common concerns, and promotes prevention and public awareness regarding sexual violence and related issues. 859-226-2704
The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence's goal is to create awareness and help combat domestic violence in the Commonwealth. The coalition provides a strong, statewide voice on behalf of survivors and their children. KCADV runs a certification for all domestic violence program staff and operates and Economic Empowerment Project serving survivors across the state. 502-209-5382
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 and possesses highly trained advocates to talk confidently with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspect of their relationship. 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings - Compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this compendium includes several prominent scales or assessment instruments useful for the study or screening of intimate partner violence or sexual violence within healthcare contexts. The guide contains actual scales and instruments, instructions on administering and scoring instruments, and related bibliographic citations.
The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and partners with more than 1,000 local sexual assualt service providers across the country. 1-800-656-HOPE(4673).