SVJI is a national technical assistance provider with expertise in supporting rural communities. We work in partnership with those who want to improve the sexual violence response. Funded through the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), we develop resources, tools, and information that honors the strength and creativity of rural communities while also addressing the challenges that come with living in rural places.
Since 2013, we have provided those awarded with OVW rural grants the support and assistance they need to improve their multi-disciplinary collaborations. OVW Rural grant recipients and other rural communities have access to attending SVJI events, offering in-person trainings, accessing webinars and resources, receiving one-on-one assistance, and get in-depth support to build up their response.
Through our years of experience and your expertise about your community, we will work together to craft the information and resources you need to support and sustain collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams like a Sexual Assault Response Team in your community. We look forward to being a resource as well as connecting you to other national technical assistance providers. Connect with us through the form below or you can call or email our team. Let’s do great work, together.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Rural Teams and State/Territory Leaders
- National Institute 2021
- State/Territory Leaders Network
Tools and Areas of Expertise
- Rural blog
- Starting a SART
- Sustaining Teams in Rural Communities
- Supporting State and Territory Leaders
- Assessing team effectiveness
This project is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.