Sexual violence is connected to other forms of violence. This increases the chances that survivors will be abused again. There are shared risk and protective factors linking many forms of violence. For example, a teen who was abused as a child is at higher risk to commit or experience sexual violence later in life. Multiple forms of violence can be prevented at the same time. You can find more information about sexual violence here.
RSAPP leads Maryland’s primary prevention efforts to reduce sexual violence. RSAPP supports projects that aim to reduce sexual violence in Maryland by providing resources and training. RSAPP uses data to identify populations, programs, and partners.
RSAPP and its partners evaluate programs and activities to see how well they work. RSAPP works with partners and evaluators to collect and report data. RSAPP tracks data related to sexual violence and related factors, such as social norms and community connectedness.
RSAPP works with many partners in prevention, including state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, and businesses. RSAPP supports programs that use the best available evidence. Specific programs and partners are outlined below.
RSAPP’s partners play an important role in preventing sexual violence. Programs and partners include:
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