The HEART Project is the University of Lynchburg’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Program. Through collaboration with key stakeholders in the broader community and on campus, the program seeks to provide Holistic Empowerment through Advocacy, Response, and Training to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS).The mission of the HEART Project is to develop effective, culturally relevant, campus-based programming that builds upon strong campus and community partnerships.Specific goals:
- Strengthen services for students who experience DVSAS.
- Promote multifaceted prevention strategies within the campus community.
The University of Lynchburg receives comprehensive, responsive, and well-informed OVW technical assistance to ensure that survivor-centered responses are holistic while holding offenders accountable.
About the grant
The OVW contract was renewed for another three years in October 2021 for an additional $299,816. The OVW Campus Program is now called the HEART Project.
This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GG-01034-CAMP awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author (s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.