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Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Rape Prevention and Education (RPE)

Sexual Assault Help

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact the National Sexual Violence Hotline at 877-513-2232.

The goal of the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to reduce the incidence of rape and sexual assault. In order to achieve this goal, multiple, comprehensive primary prevention approaches (i.e., approaches that prevent perpetration or victimization before it occurs) such as policy development and a broad array of training and educational services for specific professional groups and the public, including children, adolescents, and adults are implemented in the community.

The NC RPE program currently funds nine agencies to provide primary prevention programming in their communities. The North Carolina RPE Program currently funds nine local agencies to develop policies and to provide educational services in their communities. In addition, funds are provided to the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) to develop and support statewide capacity for sexual violence prevention through technical assistance, training, and tool development for these 10 RPE-funded and other local rape crisis centers and community agencies; to maintain a resource library and website that provide information on sexual violence and effective prevention strategies; and various other tasks that support the prevention of sexual violence across the state.


Current Funding Opportunities

There are currently no funding opportunities available.