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Sexual Violence Prevention

The Women's Health Program in the Oregon Public Health Division supports sexual violence prevention in Oregon by:

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Sexual and Domestic Violence Services

Sexual Violence Prevention Resources

Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE)

  • The RPE Program was established by the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994.
  • Oregon is one of 59 state and territories to receive RPE funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The Women's Health Program administers RPE funding via a five-year contract (2004 – 2009) with the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.
  • The Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force coordinates statewide prevention efforts and subcontracts the majority of RPE funds to nonprofit anti-sexual violence programs to prevent sexual violence locally.
  • Fourteen local RPE-funded projects address root causes of sexual violence with multi-session, research-based, educational presentations in schools and organizing to increase community ownership over sexual violence prevention.

Program Resources