Main Campus, Room 120
Phone: (716) 827-2543
Email: [email protected]
The mission of the Interpersonal Violence Intervention & Prevention Office (iVIP) is to foster a college community that recognizes, reports, and prevents interpersonal violence, especially domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
The Trocaire College Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community partners. These individuals bring diverse skills and perspectives to CCRT to create culturally-responsive educational programs.
To join the CCRT please contact the iVIP office.
iVIP VIRTUAL ORIENTATION
Interpersonal violence can happen to anyone regardless of their age, race, gender, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status. The good news is that we can all work together to put an end to interpersonal violence at Trocaire College and in our community. Toward that goal, all students are required to complete the Interpersonal Violence Intervention (iVIP) course found on Moodle. Students who do not complete the course will have a hold placed on their student account that will restrict them from being able to register for courses the subsequent semester.
iVIP Program Director Title IX Coordinator
Jennifer Morrison Shani Smith
Main Campus, Room 120 Mercy Center, Room L04-B
Confidential Resources Within the Community
- Crisis Services: Crisis Services provides confidential responses and support for survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence and elder abuse – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the Crisis Services web page.
- New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Please visit the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault web page to learn more about this community-based rape crisis programs delivering sexual assault crisis intervention and prevention services.
- Haven House: Domestic Violence Help – Child and Family Services (cfsbny.org) – Haven House works to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence and promote peace in the home. Services include an emergency shelter in a confidential location, long-term transitional housing, and counseling to help individuals cope with the pain and trauma of violence in the home.
- Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence: http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/index.html – Provides education and resources to the public about the nature and impact of Domestic Violence in New York State.
- Legal Momentum: https://www.legalmomentum.org – The nation’s first and oldest legal defense and education fund for women focused on ensuring economic and personal security by advancing equity in education, the workplace, and the courts, to provide an expert legal voice to seek justice for women.
- Family Justice Center– https://www.fjcsafe.org/ Provides free services for Domestic Violence victims and their children through an extensive collaboration with several partner agencies, all located at one secured, comfortable location, where victims can get all the services they need to safely escape abuse.
- Pandora’s Project: Pandora’s Project (pandys.org) An organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
- Pride Center of WNY– http://www.pridecenterwny.org/ – Buffalo-based organization specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) health including providing supportive services and resources to those who have experienced domestic and dating violence.
- RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/get-help RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
iVIP programming is held throughout the year on topics related to Interpersonal Violence. Please check out flyers and TV monitors around campus to learn what’s happening.