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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $750,000)
Many colleges and universities lack the training and resources to adequately address sexual assault prevention. Most prevention programming in colleges and universities is carried out in a limited capacity or through a basic one-time educational program for entering students. Research is beginning to demonstrate that situational prevention initiatives, programs, strategies, and policies aimed at preventing first time perpetration of sexual violence have been successful. This solicitation seeks to reduce sexual violence perpetration on college and university campuses through the design and implementation of a comprehensive situational-based sexual assault prevention strategy, which may include educational, structural, environmental, and/or policy components.
The Portland State University (PSU) will tailor a Campus Situational Prevention Approach program and implementation manual for campuses, building upon the "Situational Prevention Approach" developed for use with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's national network. PSU first will implement the program on Johns Hopkins University, Portland State University and Portland Community College campuses. PSU will then expand the Campus-Focused Sexual Assault Perpetration Prevention and Education Program to an additional five campuses, including Fairleigh Dickinson University, Catholic University of America, Linfield College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Pennsylvania State University.
This solicitation seeks to reduce sexual violence perpetration on college and university campuses through the design and implementation of a comprehensive situational-based sexual assault prevention strategy, which may include educational, structural, environmental, and/or policy components.
Under this award, the Portland State University will expand the critical formative evaluation to include three additional colleges and universities who will complete the "Campus Situational Prevention Approach" program and the "best practices" safety policy audit; enhance project capacity and support for the formative evaluation phase of the project to ensure its success; expand project efforts to maximize the fidelity of CSPA and campus "best practice" safety audits; build upon the Program Development efforts to produce the best possible campus sexual assault prevention program; and produce a version of the CSPA Implementation Manual suitable for dissemination and brief report of key findings. ca/ncf.