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Health & Counseling Center

Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)

Center for advocacy, prevention, and empowerment

CAPE supports survivor healing by providing advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

All services are confidential and free of charge.

Daytime advocacy: 303-871-3853
After-Hours Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1981 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

For questions, please contact the Coordinator of CAPE Advocacy Services, Kayla Ham, at 303-871-3853 or [email protected].

iMPORTANT NEWS & UPDATES

expanded services 

With recent threats to survivor's rights, the HCC is committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault. Along with general counseling and specialized advocacy services through the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE), the HCC has dedicated medical services for victims/survivors of sexual assault. The HCC recognizes sexual assault can create tremendous barriers for survivors, especially related to medical costs. Beginning Winter Quarter 2019, victims/survivors presenting to the HCC with medical concerns stemming from a sexual assault will have recommended treatment covered or greatly reduced. For more information, please contact CAPE or speak with a medical provider at the HCC.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO TITLE IX

On November 16, 2018, the Department of Education, released new guidance for Title IX policies. These proposed changes were filed with the federal register on November 28, 2018, which initiated a 60-day period referred to as Notice and Comment. The public is given the opportunity to comment during this "proposed rule" stage. Any person or group may comment on a rule and
can easily submit comments online. Because courts can strike down regulations that are insufficiently responsive to public input, writing a detailed comment is an important way for students and advocates to influence the Department of Education's decision-making.

To read the 149-page document with the proposed changes, click here.

To participate in the Notice and Comment period (Deadline is January 28, 2019), click here

Resources that may be helpful in drafting a comment for submission to the Department of Education:

  • The University of Denver Title IX Website
    The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX will be hosting 4 educational presentations on an overview of key content in proposed regulations and how the proposed regulations are consistent with and different from current DU policies, procedures, and practices.  Click here to view information about these information sessions.
  • Law Students Against Sexual and Domestic Violence are hosting two informational sessions explaining the proposed changes and how to write and submit a comment to the Department of Education. Click here for the flyer.
  • End Rape on Campus
  • Know Your IX and their 2-page summary document here
  • Women's Law Center
  • Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) hosted a webinar entitled "Your Voice Counts: New Title IX draft rule on school sexual violence and how to draft a comment". Click here to access the webinar on CCASA's YouTube channel.
    Presented By: Ending Violence Against Women Project of CDAC and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and featured national Title IX attorney and expert Cari Simon.

RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

The University of Denver Campus Safety Department has scheduled a R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) for Women course in February.  R.A.D. for Women has its foundation in education, awareness, and includes lecture, discussion, and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Students may sign up for the R.A.D. Training here.

Dates: February 19th & 20th from 5:00 - 9:00pm

If you have a group of 5 or more participants and would like to schedule a class for your group, contact the R.A.D. coordinator via email.

gender violence prevention and education

Formerly under CAPE, Gender Violence Prevention and Education at DU is now housed in Health Promotion - since prevention and education is a matter of health in our community.  As CAPE expands its client services, Health Promotion employs the Coordinator of Gender Violence Prevention and Education to coordinate bystander trainings, community initiatives, and community-level education. 

Visit the GVPE page here.