Office of Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA)

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The Office for Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA) is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and encouraging bystander support. Dismantling the culture that supports sexual violence requires that we work on many different fronts, from providing front line support to victims and complainants, to developing violence prevention initiatives, to working together to eliminate oppression in all its forms. The office opened in October of 2017 and is supported by a grant from the NJ Attorney General's office.

VPVA is a CONFIDENTIAL office for students.


Our services include crisis intervention, advocacy and education. We also serve as liaisons to connect students with Residence Life, Counseling Center, and Academic Advisors, to ensure they feel supported in the ways needed. VPVA is a confidential resource.

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VPVA Resources

Becoming a Peer Educator volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Educator volunteer with VPVA contact us today, email or feel free to stop by our office to pick up information, or learn how you can help spread awareness! 


Key Contacts


Office of Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA)
Blumenthal Hall203
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

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