The overall purpose of this project is to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors predictive of sexual violence perpetration. The Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program will focus on the following: identify and establish public/private partnerships, develop a state action plan, implement a state-level evaluation plan, identify and track sexual violence indicators, participate in CDC-sponsored support activities, and implement 100 percent of strategies at the community-level
in each of the following two focus areas: Create Protective Environments and Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women.
The SVP Program will track and monitor short-term and intermediate outcomes associated with sexual violence and work with the CDC to identify and develop strategies for measuring outcomes that demonstrate long-term impact on sexual
violence. Specific outcomes for the proposed project include:
Short term: 1) increased capacity from partnerships to access and use data and leverage support; 2) increased alignment between state level goals and prevention strategies at state and local level; 3) increased data-driven decision making for
program selection; 4) demonstrated the selection of sub-recipients based on data-driven decision-making; 5) increased number of process and outcome evaluation activities implemented from the state evaluation; 6) demonstrated tracking of
state-level SV indicators; 7) increased percentage of community/societal-level approaches implemented; 8) increased systems coordination for Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
& Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) enrollment. 9) increased public support for EITC; 10) increased public support for affordable & quality childcare; 11) increased number of business partners supporting family-friendly policies; 12) adoption of hot spot mapping as sustainable, ongoing approach; 13) public support for policy/built environment change in schools; 14) adoption of skill-building curricula in sustainable manner in schools; 15) public support for reduced alcohol outlet density; 16) Community support for policy/ environmental changes.
Mid-term: 1) increased use of partnerships to implement community/societal-level strategies and improve coordination of state SV prevention efforts; 2) demonstrated use of data driven decision making for program delivery; 3) demonstrated use
of indicator data to track implementation and outcomes; 4) increased evidence for effectiveness of community/societal-level SV prevention; 5) demonstrated environmental and community changes that result from selected community-level strategies including: increased WIC, SNAP and CCCAP enrollment in communities, increased Earned Income Tax Credits claimed, increased access to affordable and quality childcare, increased number of employers implementing family-friendly policies and paid leave, increased number of school-wide policies changed and enforced, reduction in density of alcohol outlets within communities, modified physical and social environment of schools and neighborhoods; 6) increased protective factors for SV including: improved community connectedness, strengthened financial security and economic opportunities, strengthened health, educational, economic, and social policies/laws 7) ; and decreased risk factors related to SV including reduced alcohol outlet density and reduced community violence.
Long-term: 1) increase in protective environments; 2) women and girls empowered and supported; and 3) decreased rates of SV perpetration and victimization.