The Idaho Sexual Violence Prevention Program does not provide crisis services to individuals. If you are in crisis, call 9-1-1, or if you need support, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that best meets your needs.
Sexual violence definition
Sexual violence occurs any time a person is forced or threatened into any sexual activity, such as touching, sexual harassment, rape, or attempted rape. Sexual violence can happen to anyone at any age and is a growing public health concern with long-lasting mental and physical effects. To find out more about the definition of sexual assault, please visit the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) website.
Sexual violence prevention in Idaho
The goal of the Idaho Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program is to prevent sexual violence. SVP Program educates and engages all Idaho residents to create compassionate and respectful communities where sexual violence is not tolerated.
To find out more about the definition of sexual assault, visit the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) website.
Idaho Sexual Violence Facts: The Idaho Sexual Violence Prevention program is committed to ending violence before it starts, but believe it is important to understand sexual violence experience in Idaho.
- Two in five women and one in five men have experienced sexual violence during their lifetime
- People of color, sexual minorities, and people of disabilities experience higher incidences of sexual violence
Idahoans who experience sexual violence are more at risk for:
- High blood pressure
- Chronic pain
DHW partners with diverse organizations to carry out sexual violence prevention programming through many different approaches across the state.