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Sexual Violence Prevention

If you or someone you know, is a victim of abuse, call the Oklahoma Safe Line 1-800-522-SAFE (7233) to speak with an advocate.

For more information on services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault or the Native Alliance Against Violence.

Nationally, it is estimated that 17% of women and 3% of men have been victims of sexual violence in their lifetime. In Oklahoma, the rate of rape and attempted rape among females reported to law enforcement has been 35-45% higher than the U.S. rate for the past decade.

The IPS addresses the issue of sexual violence through primary prevention efforts which work upstream in order to prevent sexual assault before it occurs. This work is funded through the CDC Rape Prevention and Education program (RPE) and the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.  

The goals of the sexual violence prevention program are to:

  • Prevent first-time perpetration of sexual violence,
  • Reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors linked to sexual violence perpetration and victimization,
  • Increase the number of non-violent interactions and healthy relationships, and
  • Reduce cultural influences that support sexual violence.

Helpful Links

The Injury Prevention Service administers a sexual violence prevention program by funding seven domestic violence and sexual assault programs across the state to implement comprehensive prevention strategies tailored to the needs of their local communities.

Crisis Line Handbook

Fact Sheets

Related Reports

Oklahoma Prevention Leadership Committee

  • Youth Advisory Subcommittee
  • Higher Education Subcommittee
  • Oklahoma Prevention Education Network

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Injury Prevention Service
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave. Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Injury Prevention Service
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Telephone: (405) 426-8440
Fax: (405) 900-7588