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Voices Against Violence is a comprehensive program that serves the UT community through four pillars of activities - Response, Outreach, Activism and Primary Prevention. VAV works across a spectrum from addressing interpersonal violence before it ever occurs (primary prevention) to offering support and resources following an incident (response).

Our working definitions of our comprehensive approach include:

Response (post-incident) - to support and empower a victim/survivor of interpersonal violence.

Building Awareness - to provide education about the dynamics of interpersonal violence and information about resources for victims/survivors.

Risk Reduction - to provide individuals with strategies to decrease vulnerability to interpersonal violence and increase safety.

Bystander Intervention - to respond to a potentially harmful situation or interaction in a way that should positively influence the outcome.

Primary Prevention - to cultivate a campus culture that values respect, healthy boundaries and worth of all people where individuals feel safe to be themselves.

The logic model linked below demonstrates our vision and plan for building a campus free from interpersonal violence and harm. VAV operates with four visionary ultimate goals guiding all our activities. We strive to create and implement programs and services so that:

  1. There are no institutional barriers to seeking resources, support, healing and justice for those impacted by interpersonal violence.
  2. Every UT community member is educated about the dynamics of interpersonal violence.
  3. Every UT community member is accountable for each other's safety and empowered to confront interpersonal violence in a safe way.
  4. Every UT community member has a personal commitment to healthy interpersonal boundaries and expectations.

Read more about VAV's Logic Model

We invite you to join us in making this vision a reality at UT. For more information about upcoming meetings, performances and events see our Calendar of Events or Get Involved.

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