The Support and Advocacy for Everyone (SAFE) Project seeks to strengthen campus-wide trauma-informed response in order to provide seamless and consistent support to students and staff experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The SAFE Project is supported through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women Campus Program Grant.
Coordinated Community Response Team
The SAFE Project is carried out by the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT). The STCC CCRT is a multidisciplinary team of campus and community partners working to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through a comprehensive approach to prevention, education, and responsive support.
We provide prevention programming & awareness events for the STCC community.
We develop clear protocols, policies, and procedures for campus response.
We offer free and confidential advocacy and counseling to students and employees.
We provide training to strengthen trauma-informed law enforcement response.
CCRT membership includes the following campus and community partners, and new members are welcome to join on an ongoing basis.
- Campus Police
- Human Resources/Title IX
- Student Affairs
- Health and Wellness Center
- Center for Access Services
- Office of Disability Services / River Valley Counseling
- Academic Advising
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Academic Affairs and Faculty
- YWCA of Western Massachusetts
- Sexual and Domestic Violence Unit of the Hampden County DA
- Community Legal Aid
The SAFE Project provides prevention programming for STCC students and employees through a variety of programs and events throughout the year. Programming includes mandatory online training for students, bystander intervention training, and #STCCWeCan, an initiative seeking to engage the STCC community in the shared work of preventing sexual and relationship violence.
The SAFE Project seeks to strengthen campus response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by training student conduct staff, Campus Police, and other College employees and by providing free and confidential victim services to students and employees. Please see the link below for information on confidential and non-confidential campus and community resources.
Request a Training or Presentation
The SAFE Project offers training and presentations to students and employees at STCC. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to fill out the following form to request a training or presentation for your class, department, or student club.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0026 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.