Sexual violence, including rape, is preventable. Recognizing this, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. This landmark legislation established the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the RPE program is to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts. It operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and six U.S. territories.
North Carolina's Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, currently funds 11 programs around the state to plan and implement sexual violence primary prevention programming in communities and on college campuses.
RPE grantees can find necessary documents and resources on the NCCASA website and can access a list of funded programs and projects here .