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The Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program oversees grants and contracts, and provides technical assistance to Sexual Violence Programs (SVP) that are implementing primary prevention strategies that meet the requirements contained in the New Jersey Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Plan of 2009.


RPE funds are awarded to support SVP’s that focus at least 75% of grant activities on policy and social norms change strategies and related coalition building and community mobilization efforts.  A maximum of 25% of grant time and resources may be spent on single dose outreach and awareness-raising through: 

  • Training programs for professionals on prevention related topics
  • Educational seminars on prevention related topics
  • Preparation of informational materials on prevention related topics
  • Education and training programs for college students and campus personnel designed to reduce the incidence of sexual violence at colleges and universities
  • Education to increase awareness about drugs used to facilitate sexual violence
  • Efforts to increase awareness of the facts about or to help prevent sexual assault in underserved communities and among individuals with disabilities as defined in Section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Section 12102)