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.



In response to emerging issues in the field of prevention, we create innovative, research-informed, and practical tools to assist campuses in maximizing the impact of their prevention efforts. We have authored toolkits to support faith-based institutions and community colleges in developing actionable solutions to address the unique challenges they face in implementing prevention programs. To assist campuses in decreasing retaliation that emerges as a result of reporting, we developed a toolkit focused on increasing accountability and student support and creating a campus culture intolerant of retaliatory acts.

National Partnerships

We collaborate with other organizations in providing effective, comprehensive technical assistance to OVW campus grantees. These partnerships strengthen our own work and allow us to strengthen the work of others who are working to address interpersonal violence. We collaborate with nationally recognized organizations including the Victim Rights Law Center, the Clery Center for Security on Campus, the National Organization for Victim Assistance, Esperanza United, Soteria Solutions, and Futures Without Violence. Together, we equip institutions to provide a comprehensive, inclusive, and sustainable response to interpersonal violence.

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


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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