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Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence


Workplaces must determine initially what issues to address in a comprehensive program addressing domestic and sexual violence, and then on an ongoing basis, evaluate the impact of their strategic actions. For discussion and tools, see Monitoring and Evaluating Employer Responses.

Safety and security demand the workplace's utmost concern and consideration of the appropriate prevention and response strategies. The most effective response in dealing with the workplace threat of a perpetrator's behaviors is to treat that threat like any external threat to the workplace. All threats of workplace violence, including those from co-workers, customers or outside strangers, are the employer's responsibility. For discussion of safety and security, including ongoing threat assessment, see Safety and Security.

Partner Organizations Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund), Legal Momentum, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and its National Sexual Violence Resource Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP) of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, Victim Rights Law Center, and Stalking Resource Center: A Program of The National Center for Victims of Crime.

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Funding by US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed on this site or in any materials on this site, are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.