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Enhancing Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts through Situational Interventions: Adapting an Evidence-Based Model

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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 Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP)situational prevention program will be developed in conjunction with existing sexual assault prevention activities at three elite private institutions, Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Williams College. CEPP will accomplish this by developing and piloting a college-setting adaptation of "Shifting Boundaries", an evidence-based situational prevention strategy originally designed to reduce sexual harassment and dating violence in middle schools. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 21, 2015