Violence Against Women Prevention Program

The Program serves as a resource and victim services center for University of Guam students, staff, faculty, and members of their families. Services the Program offers include:

Education and Training Programs

  • Education programs to students
  • Training programs for UOG student leaders, faculty, staff, administration, and campus security personnel

Interactive Classroom Presentations

  • Mandatory Prevention and Education Programs to all incoming students

Victim Advocacy

  • Safety assistance and options for clients

Counseling and Emotional Support

  • Counseling services
  • Referrals to campus and community professionals

Crisis Intervention

  • Immediate, short-term assistance to individuals who’ve experienced emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems caused by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking

Risk Assessment and Safety Planning

  • Assessment of the severity of situation and safety of clients
  • Development of a safety plan indicating what to do when in a violent situation or how to prevent being involved in one
  • Development of a contact list of support network (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, faculty, campus security personnel, community law enforcement, etc.)

Advisement on Legal Options

  • Criminal and civil prosecution upon accused individual
  • Disciplinary action through the University Student Discipline & Appeals Committee

Referrals to Other Services

  • Referrals to community service providers

Community Outreach

  • Exhibits/Fairs
  • Tabling events
  • Film showings
  • Media appearances
  • Conferences
  • Forums
  • Campaigns

All services are confidential-information is released only through the client’s consent.