Rape Awareness Education and Prevention Efforts

Educators have developed various programs designed to tell students about the danger of sexual assault. Although a number of schools have made these efforts, many such programs have not been rigorously evaluated to see how effective they are. An NIJ study that reviewed evaluations of sexual assault prevention programs found that only 14 percent reported positive results and 80 percent reported mixed results. In many such studies, positive results were defined as changes in attitudes or an increase in knowledge.

Date Created: October 1, 2008