Preventing Sexual Violence in Washington: Strengthening Communities to Stop Sexual Violence BEFORE it Occurs

The Washington State Department of Health is using innovative strategies and partnerships 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, Washington works with a diverse group of partners, including the Washington State Department of Commerce/Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA), Washington State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP), community sexual assault programs, community coalitions and stakeholders, and other local, state, and national agencies to build community capacity to stop sexual violence BEFORE if occurs.

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