DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

OVERVIEW

We have been a Training and Technical Assistance provider for the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Program since 2010. Through a cooperative agreement with OVW, we have partnered to develop a training program that supports campuses across the country in the creation and implementation of a primary prevention strategy that addresses sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

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Senior Trainer Sirajah Raheem participating in a Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women conference.

Building a Roadmap

Working with fellow training and technical assistance (TA) providers, our team developed a Prevention and Response Roadmap that guides OVW campus grantees through a three-year, step-by-step process to build an integrated, victim-centered response system. We also developed a comprehensive primary prevention strategy.

Driving Innovation

We must evolve. In response to emerging issues in the field of prevention, we are developing innovative, research-informed programs and strategies. In partnership with Middlebury College (a campus grantee), we are adapting a prevention program for students studying abroad. Additionally, we are developing practical tools and guidance to address retaliation and responding to the need for specific strategies in the unique and diverse contexts of community colleges.

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Green Dot President Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards, Associate Director of the Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office Darlene Johnson, and University of New Hampshire professor Dr. Victoria Banyard

National Partnerships

As a technical assistance provider for OVW, we have the privilege of serving alongside nationally recognized subject matter experts from across the country. We collaborate with Men Can Stop Rape, Clery Center, Casa de Esperanza, Dr. Vicki Banyard, the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, University of Colorado-Denver Center on Domestic Violence, and East Central University. Together, we ensure campuses are equipped to provide a comprehensive, inclusive, and sustainable response to sexual, domestic, and stalking violence.

Research

RCT Testing Bystander Effectiveness to Reduce Violence

American Journal of Preventative Medicine

This study evaluated the Green Dot bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence and related forms of interpersonal violence in 26 high schools over 5 years and showed a significant decrease in sexual violence perpetration and also in other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration and victimization.

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Challenge and Opportunity in Evaluating a Diffusion-Based Active Bystander Prevention

This article explores the methodology of a 5-year, CDC funded study of the Green Dot bystander program as it is implemented in high schools across Kentucky. It is the first of several articles in this special issue of the Violence Against Women journal which discusses the evaluation of Green Dot in high schools.

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Evaluation of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention to Reduce Interpersonal Violence Among College Students Across Three Campuses Violence Against Women

This study compared rates of violence by type among undergraduate students  attending a college campus with the GreenDot bystander intervention with students at two colleges without bystander programs and explains that victimization rates were significantly lower among students attending the campus with Green Dot relative to the two other campuses.

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