National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives
Violence and Sexual Assault Against Women:
Reducing its Prevalence via an Evidence-Based Prevention Approach
On February 1, 2017 the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives hosted a briefing with nationally recognized experts on violence and sexual assault against women. Though men are also victims, violence and sexual assault against women is pervasive on cultural and historical levels, and in varied settings, from the home and workplace to the military, college campuses and sex trade businesses. Importantly, violence against women has many victims, including children, families and the larger community; a sobering fact with significant policy implications.
Our briefing speakers provided an overview of the problem and then discussed the sources of violence in particular settings and situations. Evidence-based strategies were presented that have been shown to prevent or reduce violence against women. Congressional legislators described their position on the issue and relevant past or pending legislation.
From left to right: Keeli Sorensen, Natalia Aguirre, Dr. Christopher Krebs, Dr. Rebecca Vivrette
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Overview: The nature and extent of the problem, looking at its historical and cultural context
National Director of Technical Assistance and Training, Alliance for HOPE International
Violence against women in the home and its prevention
Chief Scientist, Center for Justice, Safety, and Resilience, RTI International
The prevalence and prevention of sexual assault in college
Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Polaris
Violence and sexual assault against women in sex trafficking and its prevention
Relevant Articles and Websites
Human Trafficking Violence