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CHOOSE RESPECT SUCCEEDS IN ARIZONA
In 2006, Arizona implemented the "Choose Respect" initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships and prevent dating abuse. Learn more from the CDC.
Welcome to the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program (formerly the Rape Prevention and Education Program) website. The site is funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health. Funding for SVPEP comes through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report, The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation, shows that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people experience sexual violence and intimate partner violence at the same or higher rates as heterosexual people.
- Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER)'s, new report published in April of 2013, Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activities summarizes students' activities, priorities, perceptions, and needs related to efforts to address campus sexual violence.
- The National Defense Authorization Act includes the largest (19) amount of sexual assault provisions that have ever been signed into law.
- New Summaries Available-Staff Picks
- Check out the SVPEP database. The SVPEP database contains summaries of peer-reviewed research articles, publications and statistical reports, as well as media resources published by various organizations. Research summaries are written by SVPEP staff and are based on original papers.
- Between 2007 and 2008, members of a committee developed the Arizona Sexual Violence Primary Prevention and Education Eight Year Program Plan. This plan was released in January of 2010.
Arizona Sexual Violence Fact Sheet (PDF)
Fast facts on how sexual violence affects all Arizonans. [Updated 10/30/12]
View the 2004 Arizona State Plan on Domestic & Sexual Violence. This report from the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women identifies ways of improving Arizona's response to these public health and safety issues.