Sexual Violence Prevention

Rape Prevention and Education

With an overall goal to prevent first time perpetrator of sexual violence in Michigan, the Rape Prevention and Education Program has three Parts:


Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Grants Program

The SVP Program promotes primary prevention initiatives and supports local programs to address sexual violence through skill building and behavior change, training, community mobilization, coalition building as well as policy and social norms change efforts.


Communities of Practice Project

This project, housed in the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV), brings together local and state-level stakeholders to build statewide capacity to prevent sexual and intimate prartner violence.


RPE Evaluation Project

This project, housed in the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), evaluates the RPE Program based on federal guidelines, state priorities, and local-level prevention programming content and strategies. This evaluation comprises two parts: a process evaluation examining how sexual violence prevention strategies were implemented across the state and an outcome evaluation examining the impact of implementing these strategies.


The total amount of Michigan's RPE program is $913,533 and is 100% federally funded through CoA # 5UF2CE002424-02 from the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Violence Prevention.


Links of interest:

 National Sexual Violence Resource Center 
The NSVRC is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence. It serves as a resource for state, territory, and tribal anti-sexual assault coalitions, rape crisis centers, allied organizations, community projects, policy-makers, government entities, media, educators, health care providers and others working to address and eliminate sexual assault. 


National Sexual Assault Hotline

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is a national hotline for sexual assault survivors. RAINN offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day.


Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women to prevent rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, the program promotes gender equity and focuses on building men's capacity to be strong without being violent.  


Men Stopping Rape
Men Stopping Rape (MSR) is one of the nation's oldest and most active community-based group of men working to end male violence against women and men. MSR directly involves participants in workshops and lectures in classes, fraternities, residence halls, sororities, high schools, prisons, and the workplace. 


Speaking Out About Rape 
Speaking Out Against Rape (SOAR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating society about the "truth" of rape, ensuring that victim's rights are protected, the medical and judicial systems are victim friendly, and that survivors find their voices to unlock the silence. 



US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

This Website provides links to various organizations working to stop violence against women. 

Related Documents
Grants Map - Sexual Violence Prevention Programs PDF icon
Michigan's Plan for Preventing Intimate and Sexual Violence PDF icon
NSVRC Rape Prevention Fact Sheet PDF icon
Preventing Intimate and Sexual Violence Brochure PDF icon
Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention PDF icon