National Sexual Assault Conference 2023: Developing and Adapting a Flexible Statewide Evaluation System for Rape Prevention Education in California
The 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference® was held in San Francisco, California, August 22-24. The conference theme, Equity in Action, called for conference participants to fearlessly pursue a world free from sexual violence and address change across systems and institutions. This session was part of the Prevention track, sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with funding from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. Learn more and access session materials here.
The California Department of Public Health oversees the implementation of the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) funding to support sexual violence prevention projects across California. CDPH has worked in partnership with the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health and local RPE practitioners to develop and implement an RPE evaluation system to assess local and state-wide impact of RPE efforts. This workshop describes the components of the California RPE evaluation system collecting individual and community-level data. It describes results generated from the system (2019-2022), summarize key learnings from implementing and adapting the system, and discuss the future of RPE evaluation with an intended workshop audience of RPE practitioners.
Speakers Emma Jackson, Mina White