SMART Project: Enhancing Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts through Situational Interventions

Read more from the Association of American Universities Campus Activity Report “Combating Sexual Assault and Misconductabout the Center’s work with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA),  the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), Applied Research Services (ARS), and Holly Rider–Milkovich of EverFi – on an exciting national initiative to reduce campus sexual assault.  Our team, with support from  the Department of Justice’s SMART Office,  is joining with three colleges and universities (Duke University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Williams College) to implement innovative situational prevention strategies to combat sexual violence on campus.

“The Duke University Women’s Center is partnering with women of color on campus to collect the stories that depict the unique experiences of undergraduate and graduate/profes-sional women of color as it relates to gender violence and sexual assault. This collaborative exploration is part of a larger Women’s Center initiative sponsored by the Department of Justice and the Center for Effective Public Policy  to identify, implement, and assess creative environmental or situational interventions to prevent and respond to gender violence and sexual assault. Duke is also developing prevention programming specifically for men. MIT is currently part of a grant consortium to develop situational prevention strategies focused on the LGBTQ community.”AAU Climate Activities Full Report.pd