COUNCIL FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION (CSVP)
The goal of the CSVP is to guide violence prevention programming for groups in La Plata County by assessing needs, evaluating programs, raising awareness, providing advocacy and developing leadership. This council hopes to become a model for:
•Reducing sexual violence in our community.
•Increasing awareness of individual and social impacts of sexual violence.
•Providing support necessary for empowerment of those directly affected by sexual violence.
The CSVP is based on a social framework, which understands that sexual violence is used as a tool of oppression. This group’s work is focused on communities made more vulnerable by oppression, (immigrants, LGBTQ, and youth, for example).