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Georgia Sexual Violence Prevention Program

Program Overview

The Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program is part of a national effort launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. The program provides funding to all 50 states and US Territories to support the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of rape prevention and education programs.

The Georgia Sexual Violence Prevention Program aims to address Healthy People 2020 National Goals and state priorities by implementing sexual violence prevention activities in eight public health districts.

In addition, rape crisis centers, the state sexual assault coalition, non-profit agencies, and other community partners collaborate to implement the following activities: educational seminars; training programs for professionals; operation of hotlines; training programs for students and college campus personnel designed to reduce the incidence of sexual assault; as well as increase awareness activities that address drug-facilitated sexual assault.

Vision Statement: 

A Georgia free from sexual violence.

Mission Statement:

To promote a unified approach to reduce sexual violence through prevention, education, advocacy, and collaboration throughout the state of Georgia.

 


 Contact Information

 Delores Haynes | (404) 657-6607 | dghaynes@dhr.state.ga.us