Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance


Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance

249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall, Room 203
Newark, NJ 07102-1809

Email:  run.vpva@rutgers.edu
Instagram: @RUN_VPVA
Twitter:  @RUN_VPVA
(973) 353-1918

Mission & Goals

The Office for Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA) is dedicated to raising
awareness about sexual violence and encouraging bystander support. Dismantling the culture that
supports sexual violence requires that we work on many different fronts, from providing front
line support to victims and complainants, to developing violence prevention initiatives, to
working together to eliminate oppression in all its forms. The office opened in October of 2017
and is supported by a grant from the NJ Attorney General's office.

Services

Our services include crisis intervention, advocacy and education. We also serve as liaisons to
connect students with Residence Life, Counseling Center, and Academic Advisors, to ensure they
feel supported in the ways needed. VPVA is a confidential resource.

How Can I Get Involved?

Everyone in the Rutgers community can foster an environment that supports VPVA’s mission to
prevent violence and increase awareness. We can all support those involved in sexual assault
cases by educating ourselves, understanding our resources, and believing survivors when they
come forward. You can also support VPVA by simply spreading the word about.