NevadaCARES provides prevention opportunities campus wide and confidential advocacy services to those impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
The primary goal of NevadaCARES is to eliminate barriers and create a campus culture that destigmatizes the seeking out and accessing of services for those who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. We have been addressing sexual assualt, relationship violence and stalking on UNR’s campus since 2016, with a primary focus on prevention efforts. Prevention initiatives include outreach, training, and education. More recently the project has expanded to allow for the delivery of direct services through The Survivor Advocacy Center to students, faculty, and staff. Individual services assist those on campus through the process of making decisions, accessing support, examining feelings, and exploring the impact and meaning of their experiences. Connection to resources is a vital component of healing from a traumatic experience. The Survivor Advocacy Center is a link between the individual, campus-based resources, and programs in the community at large.