Resources Library: Prevention

State Policy Playbook for Ending Campus Sexual Assault

Added Friday, August 25, 2017 by Action Alliance

Know Your IX's State Policy Playbook outlines key reforms that students, advocates, and state policymakers can pursue to support survivors on campus, keep students safe, and end gender-based violence in school. Although Title IX and the Clery Act require schools to take action to address gender-based violence, these federal laws set only a floor for schools' responsibilities to create safe and equitable learning environments. States can and should do more to keep schools from sweeping sexual violence under the rug.

For additional resources, you can visit the Know your IX website here.

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

Added Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidencde to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violenced and its consequences.  Each strategy includes a rationale, specific approaches, potential outcomes, and evidence.

Summary: Virginia’s Plan for Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence

Added Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Action Alliance

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), entered into a Cooperative Agreement for the purpose of building capacity to prevent IPV in communities throughout the Commonwealth. The Cooperative Agreement, called DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances), began in 2003 and continues today.

A major aspect of DELTA has been development of the statewide “Virginia Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Plan,” based on a systematic 10-step planning process called “Getting to Outcomes.” The goal was to create and implement evidence-based strategies that prevent first-time perpetration of intimate partner violence. This document summarizes the 5 goals developed during the planning process.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. 2009.

4 pages.

Systematic Review of Primary Prevention Strategies for Sexual Violence Perpetration

Added Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Action Alliance

This systematic review from 2014 had two goals related to looking at primary prevention strategies for sexual violence: 1) to describe and assess the breadth, quality, and evolution of evaluation
research in this area; and 2) to summarize the best available research evidence for sexual violence prevention practitioners by categorizing programs with regard to their evidence of effectiveness on sexual violence behavioral outcomes in a rigorous evaluation.

The study found 3 strategies that had significant effects on sexually violent behavior in a rigorous outcome evaluation: Safe Dates (Foshee et al., 2004); Shifting Boundaries (building-level intervention only, Taylor, Stein, Woods, Mumford, & Forum, 2011); and funding associated with the 1994 U.S. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA; Boba & Lilley, 2009).

The Economic Burden of Rape - a CDC Report

Added Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Action Alliance

The Economic Burden of Rape infographic previewSexual violence is a significant problem in the United States and prevention is a priority for CDC’s Injury Center. Studying the economic impact of rape helps us better understand the burden of sexual violence. According to the 2011 U.S. National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), more than 23 million women and nearly 2 million men report experiencing rape at some point in their lives.

A new CDC study, “Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape among United States Adults” estimates the lifetime cost of rape in the U.S. Previous estimates focused on rape-related criminal justice costs—such as cost per sexual assault incident. CDC’s estimate includes more comprehensive information, including the cost per rape incident victims’ long-term mental and physical health outcomes.

Click below to download the report of the study or the summary infographic.