The Sexual Violence Prevention Association (SVPA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing sexual violence systemically by revolutionizing policy, research, and institutions.
The SVPA Score assesses universities' policies, programs, and procedures regarding sexual violence prevention and survivor support. As the only national bench-mark for campus sexual violence practices, the SVPA Score provides critical standardization and transparency. The SVPA Score will soon be a factor included in ranking and comparison systems such as USNews and Niche. Within five years, the SVPA plans to expand the score to evaluate the practices of companies and other institutions.
Data & Research
The SVPA maintains the largest and most extensive database for sexual violence prevention data. This data is the foundation for machine learning algorithms, big-data analytics, and statistical evaluation that expand the research for effective prevention strategies. These insights are imperative to the future of sexual violence prevention on campuses, within companies, and throughout all institutions including legislative policy.
As the only national organization dedicated to preventing sexual violence systemically, the SVPA is committed to dismantling the social structures that uphold and encourage sexual violence. This includes advocating for and analyzing public policy at the local, state, and national levels. Our activism is directly informed by the insights from our data and research. Our strategy is based on the empowerment model and grassroots community organizing.
The SVPA Activist Training is an experiential curriculum for organizations, unions, clubs, organizers, student activists, and other groups. The training empowers groups to advocate for sexual violence prevention with direct institutional action and systemic objectives. Our curriculum is tailored to the goals and scope of each group. This includes campus and workplace action as well as policy advocacy at a local, state, and national level.
SVPA Campus Membership
The SVPA Campus Membership provides products, materials, insights, and a community of engagement. The membership directly addresses the siloed nature of sexual violence prevention. The SVPA Campus Membership increases efficiency and coordination between and amongst university administrators, students, advocacy organizations, support services, researchers, and policymakers.
We proactively address the epidemic of traumatic sexual violence/harassment impacting our nation’s students. We provide students, K-12 schools, and organizations resources so that the right to an equal education is not compromised by sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender-based discrimination.
The Breathe Network: Building Resilience through Embodied Approaches To Healing, is a resource, referral and training network connecting survivors of sexual violence with holistic healing arts practitioners. All of the practitioners and organizations affiliated with our organization commit to offering sliding-scale, trauma-informed care. We provide training for holistic healing arts practitioners across a range of disciplines to ground them in a nuanced understanding of sexual violence, its mind, body and soul impacts, and offer them modality specific tools they can integrate within their practice.
For over 20 years, NEARI Press has been providing nationally recognized “cutting edge” work with seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth as well as providing “state of the art” resources about sexual abuse prevention. Since NEARI's inception, we have served as a source of practical, cutting-edge information for professionals and the public about promising and best-practice interventions with those who sexually abuse or display sexual behavior problems. In our rapidly changing field, NEARI Press strives to bring you the best thinking to guide your work with at-risk children, youth and adults. As a nonprofit organization our mission is to ensure that the professionals working with these target populations have access to the best information, training, and skill building opportunities available.
Safer Society Foundation provides resources for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. Safer Society Press publishes books for survivors, offenders, professionals,family and friends, and on prevention. The Foundation operates a free referral service for those seeking specialized treatment for sexual offending.