The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention programs, policies, or practices implemented by Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) programs for sexual violence perpetration.
The goal of the RPE Program
is to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts at the local, state, and national level.
The proposed research will add to the limited existing literature on effective strategies for prevention of sexual violence perpetration by evaluating a diverse set of approaches currently implemented or planned for implementation by an RPE-funded organization that address the immediate and divergent needs in the field.
Research proposals funded under this announcement will address these priorities by rigorously evaluating programs, policies, or practices for their impact on rates of sexual violence perpetration along with other types of violence, provide an estimate of the cost of implementation to inform future economic evaluation of the strategy, and increase the evidence for sexual violence prevention approaches that are feasible to implement by practitioners and acceptable to communities.