Community Resources


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The University of Kansas Office of Public Safety staff and officers care about the health, well-being and safety of all members of the KU community. There are resources and organizations available at KU and in Lawrence and Douglas County that provide support to meet a variety of needs.




Health and Well-being

  • Watkins Health Services

    Provides comprehensive, affordable medical care to students, along with outreach programs to promote the health of students and other members of the KU community.

  • Headquarters Counseling Center

    Counseling and intervention services for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, seeking emotional support or feeling suicidal.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services

    Helps students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal and family problems through Individual or group sessions and other psychiatric services.

  • Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism

    Provides social and community services that improve the safety, health, and well-being of individuals, including substance abuse, mental health, and more.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Peer support program for alcohol and other addictions.

  • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

    A licensed, comprehensive mental health facility that serves as a safety-net provider and essential health care service for children, families, and adults regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Al-anon & Alateen

    Peer support programs for individuals who are worried about someone with alcohol addition.




Discrimination & Sexual Assault/Harassment

  • Ombuds Office

    Confidential, impartial, informal, and independent office on campus where members of the campus community can discuss issues they may be facing as a student, staff, or faculty member.

  • Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center

    Supports women, femmes, non-binary and trans individuals, while engaging all KU community members in an effort to raise awareness around inequity and empower individuals to advocate for themselves and others.




Safety

  • KU Buddy System

    A protective behavior campaign created by KU students to help peers stay safe if they or their friends choose to drink alcohol.

  • Douglas County Emergency Management

    Provides a comprehensive program to effectively mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of major emergencies or disasters.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Coordinates federal, state and local emergency relief efforts related prepare for and respond to disasters.

  • VINELink

    Crime victims/survivors can register to receive information and updates about the custody status of their offender when the offender’s custody status changes.




Legal

  • Legal Services for Students

    Provides assistance to KU students who anticipate or encounter commonly occurring legal issues. The office provides three major services: advice, representation and educational programs.

  • City of Lawrence Municipal Court

    Handles violations of city ordinances including traffic and parking violations within the city limits.

  • District Attorney's Office

    Responsible for prosecuting criminal cases that occur in Douglas County, both juvenile and adult, as well as involuntary commitments, traffic, consumer protection and child in need of care cases.




Law Enforcement