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Office of Violence Prevention & Education

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The Office of Violence Prevention & Education is a grant program funded by the Department of Justice. The Campus Program was created to assist colleges and universities in building effective, comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (DVDVSAS) for students, staff, and faculty.

Mission Statement

Guided by our Vincentian values, the Office of Violence Prevention & Education (OVPE) aims to create and sustain positive behavior change and a cultural shift among students, faculty, staff, and community members on the Niagara University campus towards a trauma-informed and safe campus community. The Office of Violence Prevention & Education serves to increase dialogue and engage all individuals in prevention, education, and intervention efforts surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVDVSAS). These actions are effective pathways to elicit a positive impact and reduce incidents of violence and victimization. The Office of Violence Prevention mission is to:

  1. Educate the campus community about DVDVSAS victimization.
  2. Make resources available to victims and those that serve them.
  3. Respond to reported incidents in a trauma-informed approach.
  4. Engage all members of the community in prevention, education, and intervention efforts.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-WA-AX-0009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.