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

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Youth Outreach for Victim Assistance


YOVA Year 2 (2005-2006)




AVAIL, Advocates for Victims of Abuse in Langlade County     

Sexual Assault/Harassment

Antigo, WA


Domestic Violence

Austin, TX 

New Life African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Teen Victimization

Brockton, MA 

Community Corrections Improvement Association

Teen Dating Violence 

Cedar Rapids, IA 

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

Teen Dating Violence 

Chico, CA

South Bay Community Services

Hate Crimes/Homophobia

Chula Vista, CA 

STOP Abuse

Domestic Violence

Delaware Water Gap, PA

Snohomish County Health and Safety Network

Teen Dating Violence

Everett, WA 

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Inc.


Flagstaff. AZ  

InterMountain Planned Parenthood of Montana 

Dating Violence 

Great Falls, MT 

Community Crisis Support Service, CCSS 


Greenfield, MA

Link Crew Peer Mentoring 

Dating Violence 

Helena, MT 

Up and Coming Scholars

Dating Violence

Lubbock, TX 

Jefferson County School District 509-J 

Sexual Assault 

Madras, OR

Women Together Foundation, Mujeres Unidas 


McAllen, TX 

Dunn House Rural Youth Outreach

Youth Victimization

Medford, OR 

Healthy Henry County Communities 


Mt Pleasant, IA 

Lakeview High School and Farwell High School 

Youth Victimization

Mt Pleasant, MI

Children's Bureau of New Orleans 


New Orleans, LA 

Help Them Now Program, Inc. 

Gang Violence 

Newport News, VA 

O'Neill Hometown Competitiveness Youth Task Force

Bullying/Dating Violence 

O'Neill, NE 

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council 

Teen Dating Violence 

Ottawa, IL 

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault  

Raleigh, NC 

East High School Health Center 

Teen Dating Violence 

Rochester, NY 

Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center 

Seattle, WA 

Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center 


Springdale, AR 

Crisis Center for South Suburbia  

Teen Dating Violence 

Tinley Park, IL 

The Phillip Martin Taylor School of Discipline, Inc.  


Walterboro, SC 

SAVVI Crisis Center 

Teen Relationships 

Warrenton, VA 

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.