This program is authorized by the FY 2012 through FY 2017 federal appropriation acts.
The Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program provides the opportunities for communities to create a coordinated community response to increase collaboration among non-profit victim service providers, community
service organizations including those focused on engaging men as allies, schools, tribes and tribal governments, and local government agencies to enhance prevention, intervention, and response efforts in addressing children, youth, and young adults impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking.
Specifically, the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program supports projects that will implement either a Comprehensive Project or an Engaging Men Project focused on comprehensive child- and youth-centered prevention, intervention, and response strategies that maximize community-based efforts and practices to more fully address children, youth, and young adults who are victims of or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking.
The program also supports multi-faceted prevention strategies that involve community organizing, outreach, and public education through the mobilization of men working as allies in the prevention of violence against women and girls.