The Violence Intervention and Prevention Project's goal is to create a campus culture that is safe and equitable for all members. We envision a campus that has a strong victim centered collaborative response with internal and external partners which holds perpetrators accountable for their actions. We want to create a culture that is free from violence and fear.
The Violence Intervention & Prevention Project (VIP) is a 3 year grant funded project by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Through this grant funded project, we will;
Establish a mandatory prevention and education program about domestic/dating/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking for ALL incoming students, working in collaboration with campus and community based victim advocacy organizations. In addition we will develop developmentally dynamic curriculum for students related to sexual and domestic violence.
Train campus police and/or security to respond effectively in domestic/dating/intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking cases. We will additionally train folks on the proper response to sexual and domestic violence; "first responders" and "lay men and women."
Develop and strengthen programs to train members of campus disciplinary boards to respond effectively in domestic/dating/intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking.
Create a Community Coordinated Response Team to critically work and develop policies, protocols, training, and education related to sexual and domestic violence. For more information about our Community Coordinated Response (CCR) team, please visit (link to CCR PAGE of website)
Implement and maintain the BEST (Be Equal Safe and Trustworthy) Party Model, a primary prevention environmental assessment tool for the prevention of sexual violence and gender inequity. For more information about BEST, please visit http://www.menaspeacemakers.org/programs/mnman/BEST
For more information about the goals, objectives, programs, trainings, and any other information involved with the Violence Intervention and Prevention Project, please contact Lexie Generous, Safe Campus Intervention Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 625-4485.
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811