This is a past program. Information is provided for archival purposes only.

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Youth Outreach for Victim Assistance


YOVA Year 1 (2004-2005)




Baltimore Council on Adolescent
Pregnancy, Parenting, & Pregnancy
Prevention--Youth PATHS Project

Dating Violence

Baltimore, Maryland

Bay Area Women's Center

Dating Violence

Bay City, Michigan

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence
Organization (BRAVO)


Columbus, Ohio

Common Roads

Hate Crimes

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Community Corrections Improvement Association

Dating Violence

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Community Safety Network

Teen Victimization

Jackson, Wyoming

Golden Committee

Teen Victimization

Alakanuk, Alaska

Help Them Now Program

Stalking, Bullying,
and Dating Violence

Newport News, Virginia

InterMountain Planned Parenthood

Dating Violence

Great Falls, Montana

Johnson County Court Services--
Youth Court Division

Sexual Assault

Olathe, Kansas

Mt. Pleasant High School

Teen Victimization

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

The Phillip Martin Taylor
School of Discipline

Teen Victimization

Walterboro, South Carolina

Pillsbury United Communities--
Brian Coyle Community Center

Sexual Assault

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pueblo of Taos

Hate Crimes

Taos, New Mexico

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
of Fargo-Moorhead--SAVE

Teen Victimization

Fargo, North Dakota


Dating Violence

Austin, Texas

Snohomish County Health
and Safety Networks

Dating Violence

Everett, Washington

Teens for Awareness and
Prevention of Crime,
Family and Crisis Counseling Center

Dating Violence

Barlesville, Oklahoma

Up and Coming Scholars

Teen Victimization

Lubbock, Texas

Worcester Youth Center

Relationship between
Physical Abuse and Drugs

Worcester, Massachusetts

This project was supported by Grant No. 2003-VF-GX-K015 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.