Junis joins RVAP as new prevention education coordinator

Susan Junis will join the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) at The University of Iowa as the new prevention education coordinator, beginning July 1.

In this role, Junis will be responsible for coordinating prevention education programs in local and rural secondary schools and planning events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month every April as well as doing client advocacy.

Prior to joining RVAP, Junis worked as a domestic abuse advocate at the Domestic Violence Intervention Program and as a regional organizer for Iowans for Sensible Priorities. Junis received a master’s degree in social work from the UI and has worked in the local community, volunteering at United Action for Youth and RVAP.

She replaces Kristin Dawson, who is leaving RVAP after two years. Dawson will continue to volunteer with RVAP as an advocate.

RVAP offers free, confidential services to female and male victims of all forms of sexual violence, and has been responding to sexual abuse and harassment since 1973. RVAP staff members and volunteers also provide services to friends and families of victims/survivors. For more information, visit www.uiowa.edu/~rvap. To contact Junis, send e-mail to prevention-education-rvap@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-6001 after July 1.