Receives $500,000 Consortium Grant
September 23, 2013 – Shaw University’s
Counseling Center received a $500,000 domestic violence grant from the U.S.
Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women the University
announced. The Center was awarded the "Resources, Intervention, Services
and Education (RISE)” grant as part of a consortium with Bennett College and
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T).
grant is a wonderful opportunity for our Counseling Center to increase its
domestic violence prevention programming and services for our University
community,” said Shaw President Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy. “We thank the Department of
Justice for funding this important work and we look forward to collaborating
with our grant partners Bennett College and NC A&T in implementing these
new service programs.”
Counseling Center, staffed by Director Jerelene Carver and Counselor Latisha
Riley, will use the grant funds to implement intervention and education
programs for incoming students and University faculty, staff and campus safety
units. Awarded for three years, the grant will focus on reducing domestic and
dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on college campuses as well as encourage
adoption of comprehensive and coordinated responses to these crimes.
Additionally, outreach programming, training and resources will be provided for
victim safety, offender accountability and prevention.
will not only support the Counseling Center but the entire campus community,”
said Carver. “We will provide culturally sensitive services that address the
unique needs of our students. Additionally, this grant will also allow us to
engage university men in preventing violence against women by developing and
supporting healthy masculinity.”
campus will partner with community-based nonprofit victim advocacy
organizations and local criminal justice or civil legal agencies to develop
protocols and policies that will treat violence against women as a serious
offense as well as offer victim service programs.