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Intersectional Bystander Intervention and Minoritized Identities

The Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) at the Rutgers University School of Social Work has been conducting an extensive evaluation of the services and programs implemented as part of the VOCA-funded project (titled Enhancing Victim Services) to assess their impact on student knowledge.

The purpose of this evaluation is to gather the thoughts, experiences, and priorities of racialized, queer, and/or gender nonconforming students when it comes to minimizing violence, harm, and oppression through bystander intervention programming across Rutgers University campuses using a participatory research method known as concept mapping. Findings presented in this report are the result of close partnership between VAWC, the VPVAs, and campus cultural and LGBT centers in an effort to understand the needs of minoritized students and how to best tailor programming. This project is one of many efforts to enhance awareness of, and access to, programs and services and to evaluate programming implemented as part of the VOCA-funded project.

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