Prevention

The Alliance’s prevention and community mobilization programs encompass the work we do to develop sustainable community-based interventions to prevent sexual violence. This includes building the capacity of individuals, organizations and institutions to analyze the impact of sexual violence and providing them with the skills to develop interventions that best fit the needs of their community.

Project Dream, Own, Tell

by Vicky Leta

Project DOT is a youth leadership-based sexual violence prevention program. The program engages youth from NYC’s underserved communities, including communities of color and LGBTQI+ identities that are often not the recipients of traditional prevention programming. Project DOT envisions youth as impactful organizers and change makers, who are well-equipped with the knowledge needed to prevent sexual assault in their communities.

 

  • Throughout the 15 – 18 week program, youth learn about healthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention. They then apply what they learned to design a social media campaign focused on sexual violence prevention and implement a mobilization project to engage members of their community creating environmental and policy level change.

 

  • Project DOT is intended to be a program that can be implemented with fewer resources at little-to-no cost and adapted to local communities.

 

  • We partner with community-based organizations, youth-serving organizations, and schools to adapt the program to meet the needs of specific youth populations.

 

  • The program can be adapted for in-person and virtual environments

 

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Recent Community Mobilization Projects

Queering the Air: Ignorance in and About LGBTQ+ Youth is a webpage created by the 2020 Project DOT Pride Group.

 

The group created the page to address the issues that are key to preventing sexual violence in the LGBTQ+ community and includes not only information about the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ youth, but also features a host of helpful resources for youth, parents, and providers. Visit the page here!

OutSmartNYC

OutSmartNYC began in 2008 as a multi-disciplinary citywide effort and has evolved into a grassroots collective of hospitality operators, staff, patrons, and educators, organizing to prevent and end sexual violence in New York City’s nightlife industry. The goal is to combat sexual violence in nightlife spaces and promote a fun, sex-positive nightlife culture where both patrons and staff of any establishment feel safe to connect in positive, exciting and healthy ways. A dedicated membership of nightlife staff, stakeholders and advocates work tirelessly to accomplish this goal through community outreach and engagement, membership recruitment, and training nightlife establishments across NYC. Members of this initiative include The Alliance, Crime Victims Treatment Center, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

 

 

OutSmartNYC’s goals are to:

  • Promote coalition building
  • Provide community education
  • Participate in policy education and change

 

To learn more about OutSmartNYC and to request a training, visit the OutSmartNYC website here: https://www.outsmartnyc.org/

Campus

The Alliance’s Campus Program works alongside students, faculty, and staff at our partner institutions to address campus sexual violence. Guided by New York State’s ‘Enough is Enough’ education law 129b., the Campus Program offers workshops, trainings, and policy support to all members affiliated with our partner institutions. Our student-centered approach to prevention provides opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to get involved in our collective mission in ending campus sexual violence.

 

Click here to visit the full Campus page.