Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence- Resources

NSU is the 2020 recipient of the federal Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program sponsored by the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women. This program aims to strengthen the response of institutions of higher education to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campuses and enhances collaboration among campuses, local law enforcement, and victim advocacy organizations. This grant, which is housed in the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Diversity within the Division of Student Affairs provides $300,000 over the course of three years and supports training, education, prevention, and intervention on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking incidents on campus.

CCRT Mission

The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) is a collaborative team of internal and external partners committed to using holistic victim-centered and trauma-informed best practices to create policies, protocols, services, and training to effectively address incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to meet the needs of an inclusive and culturally diverse campus community. 

Values

Safety
We are committed to using a trauma-informed approach and best practices to enhance the safety of the NSU community regarding sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking and its impact on our campus.

Trauma-informed support
We value our partnership with law enforcement and local community resources to provide victim-centered responses, advocacy, and services to the NSU community. 

Student-centeredness
Students are our top priority, and we are committed to providing critical resources designed to reduce and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to ensure they are able to succeed in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Civility
We are committed to fostering a campus community where all persons are treated with respect, diversity, inclusion and tolerance are valued, and responsible behavior is expected at all times.

Integrity
We are committed to fostering a campus culture where transparency, honesty, and ethical behavior is shared by everyone.

Inclusiveness
We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and supportive campus climate that promotes inclusion, cultural competency, promotes advocacy, and is respectful of all people, cultures, ideas, beliefs, identities, socio economic backgrounds, and perspectives.

For more information on the OVW Campus Grant, please contact:

Dr. Tonya Shell, CCBT, MAC, CTHM, CATP, CCTS-I
Student Center, Suite 201
Phone: (757) 785-3866
Email: tmshell@nsu.edu