VPVA is committed to creating a community free from violence through direct service, education, training & policy development.
VPVA is committed to creating a community free from violence. We provide services designed to raise awareness of and respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes. Through a combination of direct service, education, training, policy development, and consulting to the University and broader community, we serve as a critical voice in changing prevailing beliefs and attitudes about violence.
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance was created in 1991 by recommendation of the University Acquaintance Rape Task Force. The office has grown to serve Rutgers community members who are victims of all types of crime with an emphasis on sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking and peer harassment, and bullying. Today, VPVA is committed to offering innovative services, programs, and events designed to meet the needs of the members of the Rutgers Community and beyond.