Prevention

We Can Prevent Violence- There is more than one approach to violence prevention. Potential victims taking steps to protect themselves is a good idea--but it does not solve the problem. NJCASA and its allies are committed to primary prevention--changing the social environment that allows and fosters the exploitation of one person by another.

NJCASA’s commitment to the prevention of sexual violence is embedded in its mission. We provide technical assistance, trainings and customized materials for organizations and communities that want to end sexual violence. Our prevention work applies the research and tools of public health science to reduce the epidemic of violence. These include:

  • focus on reducing the risk that violence will be perpetrated
  • give people the skills to take responsibility as by-standers, before violence occurs
  • increase awareness of how media fosters attitudes and expectations that encourage or condone violence
  • Evaluate programs to ensure measurable results in reducing violence