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Promoting a healthy community free of abuse and violence at the University of Virginia

Green Dot at UVA


Green Dot is a bystander intervention program designed to prevent power-based personal violence by increasing positive bystander behaviors.

The topics covered within power-based personal violence are sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Green Dot trainings provide participants with the skills to know how and when to safely intervene in a concerning situation. In addition to skill-building, the Green Dot program is a community mobilization strategy that engages the broader bystander community in a culture shift in which community members do not tolerate violence and believe that everyone is expected to do their part in maintaining a safe environment.