Sexual Assault Prevention

A large portion of our work entails preventing sexual violence and promoting awareness throughout by the amplification of the Primary Prevention message funded through the Nevada State Health Division’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, and as stated in the State of Nevada Primary Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Plan.

The RPE Mission Statement reads:

“We recognize that sexual assault is a preventable community health problem. The Rape Prevention and Education Program in Nevada exists to challenge individual, family, and community perspectives on sexual assault through primary prevention.” 

What can your communities do to prevent these crimes before they occur?



Nevada’s Revised Statutes (NRS) defines Sexual Assault as:

“A person who subjects another person to sexual penetration, or who forces another person to make a sexual penetration on himself or herself or another, or on a beast, against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct, is guilty of sexual assault.”

Chapter 200 - NRS 200.366


“Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit a State, Indian tribal government, or territorial government to require a victim of sexual assault to participate in the criminal justice system or cooperate with law enforcement in order to be provided with a forensic medical exam, reimbursement for charges incurred on account of such an exam, or both.”

VAWA Forensic Compliance 2005 Reauthorization
42 USCA S. 3796gg-4.b.3.D.d.1



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