E&H’s Grant Renewal Aids in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Posted by Jeffrey Cowart
E&H has renewed its grant from the Office on Violence Against Women to continue offering programs about gender-based violence awareness and prevention to students on campus.

Office on Violence Against Women sealEmory & Henry College has once again received a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). 

The grant period is from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2022, and the award is roughly $300,000. The grant has allowed Emory & Henry to offer programming related to awareness and prevention of gender-based violence on college campuses and to create a campus-based Coordinated Community Response Team.

Created in 1995, OVW administers grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. OVW grants support coordinated community responses to hold offenders accountable and serve victims.

Mary Ellis Rice (Project Coordinator for E&H CARES), Jane Lillian Vance (Vice President of He...Mary Ellis Rice (Project Coordinator for E&H CARES), Jane Lillian Vance (Vice President of Help Save the Next Girl), Gil Harrington (President of Help Save the Next Girl), Todd Stanley (Director of Powell Resource Center & Counseling)“In this upcoming grant cycle, we plan to continue offering programs about gender-based violence awareness and prevention such as the recent program Help Save the Next Girl to students on the Emory & Henry campus, but we also plan to expand our programming and educational opportunities to both the E&H faculty and staff and the School of Health Sciences community,” said Mary Ellis Rice, project coordinator for E&H CARES. E&H CARES (Campus Advocay, Resources and Education for Safety) is an on-campus advocacy group that seeks strengthen services for survivors of stalking, dating or domestic violence and sexual assault; improve offender accountability; and promote comprehensive prevention strategies within the campus community. “Our OVW grant provides us with the training and resources needed to increase services for victims, to better hold offenders accountable, and to educate our campus community about positive bystander intervention, creating a community of responsibility, and the need to recognize survivors’ stories and do better for each other.”

  • A purple ribbon for awareness about unacceptability of violence against women
    A purple ribbon for awareness about unacceptability of violence against women
Our OVW grant provides us with the training and resources needed to increase services for victims, to better hold offenders accountable, and to educate our campus community about positive bystander intervention, creating a community of responsibility, and the need to recognize survivors’ stories and do better for each other.

Mary Ellis Rice

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