Increasing Community Safety

Reducing incidences of sexual and relationship violence on college campuses requires a multifaceted approach that includes both empowering and cultivating a community that cares for one another and addressing risk factors associated with sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and personal safety. CARE at UC Riverside firmly believes that no one is ever at fault or responsible for experiencing sexual violence. We recognize that only those who commit sexual violence are responsible for such conduct. The following protective and risk reduction strategies are provided in order to encourage healthy and safe encounters as well as mitigate the risk of experiencing or perpetrating sexual violence as outlined by best practices in violence prevention education models.