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About Voices Against Violence

Voices Against Violence (VAV) offers comprehensive violence prevention and response programs. We address issues of interpersonal violence, such as sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. VAV aims to provide the campus with tools to identify and interrupt interpersonal violence, support survivors, and build a campus that values and promotes healthy relationships and consent.

National studies have demonstrated time and time again that interpersonal violence is a behavioral epidemic across the United States. The tragic facts are that an estimated 30% of women and 6% of men report being a victim of attempted or completed sexual assault by the time they finish college. In one study, one in 20 (4.7%) women reported being raped in college since the beginning of the year - a period of approximately 7 months - and nearly three quarters of those rapes (72%) happened with the victims were so intoxicated they were unable to consent or refuse. Over a lifetime, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States have experienced rape, 80% of which occurs before age 25.

While statistics like this can be overwhelming, VAV believes that one is too many. We believe that interpersonal violence is everyone's issue and that it is preventable. We invite you to envision and create a safer campus with us.




VAV Impact Statement

Learn more about VAV's programming, definitions and philosophies by reading the 2015-16 Impact Statement

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History

Krebs, C.P., Lindquist, C.H., Warner, T.D., Fisher, B.S., & Martin, S.L. (2007). The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study. National Institute of Justice.

Mohler-Kuo, M., Dowdall, G., Koss, M., & Wechsler, H. (2004).Correlates of Rape While Intoxicated in a National Sample of College Women. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 65, 37-45.

Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Voices Against Violence
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SURVIVOR SERVICES

Crisis Line

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Advocacy

Safety Planning

Immediate Medical Options

Reporting Options

Referrals (on & off campus)

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ISSUES

Prevention

Consent

Healthy Relationships

Risk Reduction

Dating and Relationship Violence

Sexual Violence

Stalking

How to Help a Survivor


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