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Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)

By empowering participants through our unique bystander approach to prevention, MVP enables communities to stand up against all forms of gender-based violence and challenges participants to understand and embrace their roles as leaders when faced with these issues.

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)

MVP trainings are a series of highly interactive facilitated discussions, not lectures. They provide concrete tools for confronting, interrupting and preventing gender-based violence. Research has shown that the more options a person has available to them, the more likely they are to non-violently intervene.

Since 1993 the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program (MVP) has addressed sexual assault and domestic violence at over 150 universities nationwide. MVP introduced the bystander approach as a strategy to combat relationship violence and sexual assault.

As indicated by the White House Task Force, the bystander model is “among the most promising” methods to engage men and women on college campuses around gender violence issues.

Become a leader in eliminating interpersonal violence by empowering and educating bystanders in your community.