Victim's Assistance and Resources
VICTIM'S RIGHTS: For information on victim's rights in Boone County call the Boone County Prosecutor's Office at 573-886-4100. The Missouri Attorney General's Website offers free brochures and other information on this topic.
Title IX Office: The MU Title IX Office exists to help students, faculty, staff and visitors get the support they need if they experience sex-based discrimination.
RSVP CENTER: University of Missouri Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention services are confidential and include basic crisis intervenion as well as on-going case management and advocacy.
WOMEN'S CENTER: The Women's Center is part of the University of Missouri Department of Student Life, within the Division of Student Affairs. The Center provides opportunities for learning, service, and support. Their website provides resources for crisis and violence as well as health, diversity, LGBTQ and allies, disability, and more.
TRUE NORTH: True North is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence victim service program. The services provided are designed to empower those who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner, enabling them to begin the healing process and work towards regaining control of their lives again. They are also the only residential facility for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Boone County. Services include emergency shelter, domestic/sexual violence education, hotline, court and hospital advocacy and counseling.
COUNSELING CENTER:The University of Missouri Counseling Center assists students in learning to cope with emotional, social and academic concerns interfering with their success while at MU. Services include individual psychotherapy; group therapy; couples counseling; crisis intervention; psycho-educational workshops; outreach presentations; consultation to students, faculty, staff and parents; and psychological and educational testing.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:University of Missouri Employees may take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The UM System's EAP is a confidential, professional service provided to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP provides a variety of services to help employees influenced by a range of personal concerns or stressors.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL S.A.N.E. CLINIC:The University Hospital has specially trained nursing staff that can conduct an exam following sexual assault/rape. These are Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). For more information regarding the process and SANE Clinic, see video.
BOONE COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE VICTIM SERVICES:This website offers information regarding Boone County's Victim Response Team, local resources, and services provided in Boone County.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY CRIME VICTIM SERVICES UNIT:The Crime Victim Services Unit (CVSU) provides guidance to not-for-profit agencies and local and state governments on practices and policies that impact crime victims, and provides funding, training, and consultation to help communities develop programs to serve crime victims. This activity also includes assisting victims who encounter difficulty accessing services or who believe they have been deprived of their statutory or constitutional rights. Additional activities include notification and assistance to victims whose offenders are scheduled to be released from custody or have an upcoming court hearing, or informing them of the service and the status of their protection order.
MISSOURI VICTIM AUTOMATED NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (MoVANS): MoVANS is a fully automated, information notification system that immediately notifies registered users upon a change in an offender's incarceration and court status.
VINELink:VINELink is an online resource that allows you to search for information regarding an offender, case or protection order. It is provided to you as a compliment to the existing MOVANS service in your area.
EX PARTE (TEMPORARY ORDER OF PROTECTION): An order of protection can help to protect yourself or your children from someone who is abusing or harassing you. It can help set limits by requiring the abuser to stay away from you or your home. For more information about Orders of Protection, click here. For information regarding completion of a petition for an order of protection, see the Missouri Courts website.