UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Title IX

Violence Prevention

Violence Prevention Coordinator

The Violence Prevention Coordinator (VPC) is a UW-River Falls employee whose role is to plan, implement, and evaluate theory- and evidence-informed sexual and intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and gender-based violence, and stalking (sexual/intimate partner violence) prevention strategies, policies, programs, and services to support student success.

Violence Prevention Coordinator
Ann E. Lawton, MS-ATR                                               
ann.lawton@uwrf.edu
318 South Hall, MWF 10:30am-3:30pm
715-425-4367

Campus Victim Advocate

The Campus Victim Advocate (CVA) provides advocacy as well as direct and outreach/prevention services to UWRF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual assault, harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.  The CVA is someone who can provide immediate support and resources.  The CVA is also someone with whom victims can discuss options before deciding what a victim's next step/s could be.

The CVA is located in 318 South Hall.  The CVA works 8-12 hours per week on campus, flexible based on client needs and can meet with clients in South Hall or elsewhere based on client preference. Currently the CVA is in the office on Tuesdays, this may vary due to Covid-19 so call ahead to confirm hours.

Call 715-425-3877 to set up an appointment or to leave a message for the CVA, or the CVA can be reached by contacting Turningpoint directly by calling 715-425-6751 or 715-821-8626 (text hotline)  1-800-345-5104 (24 Hour Crisis Line) - all Turningpoint numbers are available 24 hours/7 days per week).

The CVA is provided through an agreement with Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, where she is the Sexual Assault Services Director.  For more information, please visit Turningpoint's website.

Campus Victim Advocate
Katie Niznik                                           
katien@turningpoint-wi.org
318 South Hall, Tuesdays 8am-4pm
715-425-6751 ex. 104