Project VIP (Violence Is Preventable
Project VIP focuses on implementing comprehensive prevention and intervention approaches to combat violence against women, especially in isolated and underserved communities. The program is designed to achieve the following four key goals:
Increase Protective Factors for Youth
Empower youth in Pinal County by enhancing protective factors that help them avoid unhealthy relationships with the potential for abuse. The program also seeks to increase awareness and knowledge among youth to identify harmful behaviors in themselves or others that may lead to abuse.
Bystander/Community Awareness and Support:
Raise awareness and knowledge within the community regarding abuse and violence towards women. By increasing awareness, Project VIP aims to provide resources and support for women who are victims of violence.
Enhance Self-Sufficiency and Safety for Women Survivors:
Employing a survivor-centered approach to increase self-sufficiency, safety, and healing for women survivors of violence, including those affected by human trafficking. The program recognizes the unique challenges faced by survivors in rural communities and tailors its approach accordingly.
Promote Accountability and Behavior Change:
To break the cycles of violence, Project VIP works towards increasing accountability, coping skills, and behavior change for individuals who have committed abuse or violence against women. By addressing the root causes, the program seeks to contribute to the lasting prevention of violence in the targeted communities.
This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family