STOP Administrator Technical Assistance and Training
The STOP (Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors) Administrators Project provides technical assistance and training on the multidisciplinary response to sexual violence, and area of special expertise of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI).
STOP Violence Against Women Administrators play a unique and important role in facilitating and leading change in the response to sexual assault in their states or territories. Administrators work with Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) to support effective teaming to address sexual assault. This project is customized for STOP administrators and explores the state- or territory-wide connections that make local teams effective while fostering innovation in the response to sexual violence.
SVJI offers STOP Administrators:
- Support on your questions and concerns about teams, including phone consultations and site visits to assess and support efforts for effective teaming to address sexual assault.
- Resources and discussions that translate existing issues in the sexual assault response and highlight implications for your job, including SVJI Issue Briefs and webinars on topics such as the rape kit backlog and sex trafficking:
- Moving Towards Meaningful: A STOP Administrator’s experience influencing change in the state’s response to sexual violence
- An Initial Exploration of SART Mandates
- Research Finds Most Sexual Assault Reports to be True: Uncovering myths and practices, influencing change
- Rape Kits: A three-part series
- Sex Trafficking: Developing an Effective Response to Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
- Equitable Response to Sexual Assault (coming soon)
- Critical information on sexual assault response team ‘ecology’ that will summarize the characteristics and resources local teams need to be effective in their system change efforts. Upcoming reports on team effectiveness and the implications of state legislatures mandating teams will also offer implications for your work.
Contact Leah Lutz at 651.209.9993 x7447 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Project's advisory partners include:
- Office on Violence Against Women
- Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO)
- Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board
- Minnesota Office of Justice Programs
- New Mexico Crime Victims Reparations Commission
This project is supported by Grant Number 2012-TA-AX-K014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.