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Defining the Problem and the Population
Status of Current Sexual ASSAULT Services
Funding and Technical Assistance


Sexual assault victim advocates and their allies advocated for the creation of the Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE). The RPE was established by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program provides the funding to support the primary prevention of sexual violence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and five U.S. territories. Through the CDC, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awards grants to State agencies, Territories and Indian Tribes for the provision of services to victims of sexual violence, such as counseling, hospital and legal advocacy.


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