The Center for Prevention and Education (CPE) addresses sex-and-gender-based violence in four key ways: Prevention, Awareness/Education, Intervention, and Advocacy. Sex-and-gender-based violence includes sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner violence, exploitation, and harassment. CPE serves as a central resource for those impacted in the Mary Washington community.
We manage the You Are Not Alone webpage, which is a comprehensive resource guide for UMW survivors of sex-and-gender-based violence.
We work with different offices, departments, organizations, and agencies to help survivors/victims navigate University resources and external support. These including the following:
- Dean of Student Life, UMW
- Human Resource, UMW
- Legal Aid Works
- Mary Washington Hospital
- Office of Title IX, UMW
- Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA)
- Student Health Center, UMW
- Talley Center for Counseling Services, UMW
- Victim Witness Assistance Program
- AND MORE
The Center for Prevention and Education (CPE) was established in 2016 as part of UMW’s grant through the Office on Violence Against Women which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice.