About the Center

The mission of the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault is to promote research that informs prevention, intervention, and treatment related to family violence and sexual assault. 

Toward this end, the Center’s faculty and staff are devoted to conducting research designed to advance our understanding of the causes and consequences associated with various forms of violence, including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault.

In addition to conducting research, the Center’s faculty and staff are committed to providing high quality professional education and consultation. Their numerous contributions to the field have been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally.