The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (ASAP) was developed in November of 1993 to provide a comprehensive, coordinated response to all forms of gender-based violence through prevention education and advocacy. ASAP provides 24-hour confidential advocacy and support to survivors, prevention education to the campus community, training and consultation to faculty and staff, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities for students.
ASAP is a member of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), a toll-free national hotline that automatically routes calls to the nearest rape crisis center. This means that if you call the RAINN hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE from the UNC campus, your call will be routed to ASAP.
ASAP is also a member of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA). CCASA is a statewide organization that provides information, support, and technical assistance to rape crisis centers that are members. ASAP and CCASA staff have worked closely to develop innovative prevention education programs.
- To provide immediate and follow-up advocacy, support, and crisis intervention.
- To coordinate a comprehensive approach to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking prevention and education.
- To make strategy and policy recommendations.
- To provide training and experience for student volunteers that will help them grow professionally.
- To contribute to the development of healthy relationships.