Preventing Sexual Violence in Rhode Island: Empowering Teens to Stop Sexual Violence BEFORE it Occurs

The Rhode Island Department of Health is using an innovative approach to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence across the state. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program, the Rhode Island Department of Health has forged a unique partnership with Rhode Island’s Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center (a.k.a., Day One), Brown University, and Rhode Island Hospital to stop sexual violence BEFORE it occurs. This collaborative partnership has strengthened the state’s sexual violence prevention efforts by leveraging expertise, maximizing resources, and enhancing opportunities to identify and implement effective statewide sexual violence prevention programs.

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