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

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Youth Outreach for Victim Assistance


YOVA Year 3 (2006-2007)





Sexual Assault/Teen Dating Violence/Sexual Harassment

Austin, TX

Tundra Women's Coalition

Teen Dating Violence

Bethel, AK  

Rape Response

Sexual Assault

Birmingham, AL

Girls for Gender Equity, Inc.

Sexual Harassment

Brooklyn, NY

Community Advocates for Family and Youth

Teen Dating Violence/Child Abuse

Capitol Heights, MD

Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc.

Disability Bullying

Casper, WY

Community Corrections Improvement Association

Teen Dating Violence

Cedar Rapids, IA

New Beginnings Program

Teen Dating Violence/
Child Sexual Abuse

Chaska, MN

Roca, Inc.

Teen Prostitution

Chelsea, MA

Catholic Social Services of Northern Kentucky


Covington, KY

STOP Abuse

Teen Dating Violence

Delaware Water Gap, PA

Snohomish County Health and Safety Network

Teen Dating Violence

Everett, WA

Link Crew Peer Mentoring

Domestic Violence/
Sexual Harassment

Helena, MT

The Healing Place, Inc.

Internet Safety

Hendersonville, NC

People Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse of
Jefferson County, Inc.

Teen Dating Violence

Jefferson, WI

Lakeview Community Schools

Harassment, Bullying

Lakeview, MI

Up and Coming Scholars

Teen Victimization

Lubbock, TX

Madras High School

Child Sexual Abuse

Madras, OR

Cumberland County Guidance Center

Sexual Assault

Millville, NJ

Project UJIMA

Gun Violence/Bullying

Milwaukee, WI

RiseUp Against Hate: Interrupt Homophobic Bullying

Homophobic Bullying

Oakland, CA 

North Central District Health Department

Domestic Violence/
Teen Dating Violence

O'Neill, NE

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council

Self-destructive Behaviors/
Teen Dating Violence

Ottawa, IL 

Girls Care and Share Program

Teen Victimization

San Antonio, TX

Sandpoint High School


Sandpoint, ID 

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians


Sault Ste. Marie, MI 

Response Center

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Hate Crimes

Skokie, IL 

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Hate Crimes/Bullying

South Lake Tahoe, CA 

The Crisis Center


Springdale, AR

Sanders County Coalition for Families

Teen Dating Violence    

Thompson Falls, MT   

The Phillip Martin Taylor School of Discipline

Teen Victimization

Walterboro, SC

Wesley Shelter, Inc.

Gang Violence

Wilson, NC

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.