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About VPR

The Violence Prevention and Response Program offers services including crisis intervention and advocacy for survivors/victims of sexual violence, relationship abuse, and stalking. We also assist survivors, friends and/or family members with other types of support and resource referrals as needed. We also offer trainings and other programs to prevent gender-based violence, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship abuse at UMKC.

Our Mission
The mission of the Violence Prevention and Response Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to strengthen the University and community response to gender-based violence, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship abuse through victim support services, advocacy, training, education, and outreach to the campus and community.

Our Goals
The goals of the Violence Prevention and Response Program are:

  • To unify campus resources through the coordination of existing services which address the issues of gender-based violence, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship abuse
  • To provide a safe place, referrals and information to those affected by gender-based violence, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship abuse
  • To assess campus needs for information and activities addressing gender-based violence, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship abuse
  • To participate in the creation and coordination of educational prevention programs about gender-based violence, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship abuse