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Support and Training for the Evaluation of Programs (STEPs) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a trusted leader in conducting evaluations for social service programs across the state of Nebraska. Since 2018, STEPs has partnered with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) and the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (the Coalition) to provide education, evaluation, and capacity-building related to the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program.

As part of Nebraska’s RPE program, NDHHS and the Coalition have worked to identify and establish public and private partnerships to support domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSA) programs statewide with sexual violence (SV) prevention efforts. Statewide partnerships allow for increased access to data, improved coordination of SV prevention efforts, and increased alignment for goals and planning across state and local levels. One identified statewide partnership for Nebraska RPE is the Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Collective.