Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop announced that Stony Brook University has been awarded a $270,000 grant from the Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women for campus programs focused on the reduction of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The grant will allow Stony Brook Medicine’s Graduate Program in Public Health and the Stony Brook University Center for Prevention and Outreach to:
• Continue outreach and education on sexual violence for undergraduates while expanding outreach and education to graduate students.
• Establish a comprehensive, culturally competent bystander intervention program.
• Strengthen implementation and dissemination of our current evidence-based programs to reduce violence, with a special emphasis on reaching minority and LGBT students.
• Increase the availability of specialized counseling and outreach services on campus to survivors of sexual violence.
• Sustain and institutionalize training and coordination among campus student service offices, campus and community legal and law enforcement agencies, and campus and community victim service providers.
This grant will involve coordination of many departments and programs on campus, as well as collaboration with the following external partner agencies: Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Victims Assistance Bureau of Suffolk and the Family Translational Research Group at New York University.