About CARE

The UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE): Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, formally known as Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), a program within the UC Davis Office of the Provost, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of sexual violence, including sexual assault sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence and stalking in the campus community. Our role in reducing violence is multi-faceted: we work to increase campus safety, to broaden public awareness about the nature of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking, its impact on people of all genders, and to mitigate the trauma of the victim/survivor. We serve the students, faculty, and staff of the University, at both the Davis campus and Sacramento campus. Our philosophy is that through education we can prevent these forms of violence.

All survivor advocacy services are confidential, free, and available to any UC Davis affiliate, including: undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty and staff.  Services are available to any victim/survivor or concerned person regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, nationality, or citizenship status.

Our staff includes a Victim Advocate, a Community Educator, and a Director.  CARE is also supported by numerous student volunteers and interns who help provide education to our campus community.  Together, we provide a wide variety of programs and services designed to reduce trauma and to inform the University community about the resources available for addressing sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking and their aftermath. Our educational programs, tailored to meet the needs of individual audiences, include films, discussion groups, lectures, role-plays, and other learning activities. We provide educational programs to campus and community groups, including residence halls, sororities, fraternities, staff, athletic teams, student clubs and academic courses.  We also provide professional training to law enforcement, forensic examiners, and prosecutors.

CARE recognizes the impact that sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking have on the campus environment. We work to prevent and respond to incidents by collaborating with community services and other campus departments including Empower Yolo, Women's Resources and Research Center (WRRC), Student Housing, Student Judicial Affairs, Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP), and Counseling Services (SHCS).