Campus interpersonal violence survivor advocacy services

L. B. Klein, Nathan Q. Brewer, Cherita Cloy, Holly Lovern, Michelle Bangen, Kiley McLean, Rachel Voth Schrag, Leila Wood

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Objective: Although there has been increased attention to campus interpersonal violence, there is limited information on survivor advocacy services. Participants: We recruited participants from 155 U.S. institutions of higher education responsible for advocacy services on their campus. Methods: We used a community participatory action approach in partnership with the Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association to develop and disseminate a survey regarding campus advocacy services. Results: Participants shared critical insights about (a) advocacy staffing/caseload, (b) program structure, (c) advocacy practices, and (d) connection to services for people who had caused harm. We found that advocacy programs are often providing best practice services for survivors of violence but operating with few staff and unclear privacy protections. Conclusions: This study provided crucial preliminary information about how campuses provide advocacy services, but more researcher-practitioner engagement is needed to build on this study and establish clear practice guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of American College Health
StateAccepted/In press - 2023


  • Advocacy
  • campus sexual misconduct
  • mental health
  • post-assault care
  • rape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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