Campus Survivor Advocacy Program (CSAP)

The Campus Survivor Advocacy Program (CSAP) offers support and services to survivors of domestic violence who are enrolled or employed at a college or university on Oahu.

CSAP advocates are available on campus at Windward Community College (WCC), Honolulu Community College (HCC), Leeward Community College (LCC) and University of Hawaii, West Oahu (UHWO) to:

  • Provide information on intimate partner violence;
  • Help develop Safety Plans to keep students, staff and faculty safe on and off campus;
  • Provide access to legal services to intimate partner violence survivors;
  • Guide survivors through the legal system;
  • Offer court accompaniments; and
  • Assist with sponsorship for financial aid and scholarships.

CSAP Advocates also offer trainings and education on domestic violence to classes, sports teams, clubs, fraternities, sororities, faculty and other groups on campus or in the community.


Call or text a CSAP Advocate:
Leeward Oahu Campuses: 808-260-7839
Windward & Honolulu Campuses: 808-294-5483

 Email a CSAP Advocate:
csapprogram@stoptheviolence.org
Call our HELPLINE: 808-531-3771
Toll Free HELPLINE: 800-690-6200


Domestic violence happens in college, too. On campus, off campus. To students. To faculty and staff.

Domestic violence is violence against another person who is or has been a romantic or intimate partner. Domestic violence can happen if you live together or not, if you are casually dating or in a long-term relationship. In college, domestic violence can include:

  • Physically hurting a partner
  • Forcing a partner to have sex
  • Controlling a partner’s class attendance
  • Monitoring communication and social media
  • Threatening to destroy personal property or hurt loves ones
  • Pressuring a partner to choose between them and friends/family
  • Constantly calling, texting, or leaving messages in a short timeframe

If you have experienced any of these or other types of violence by an intimate partner, you are not alone. CSAP Advocates are there to support you, answer your questions, and help you consider your options so you can be and stay safe on and off campus.

 

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KNOW YOUR IX

CSAP was developed in partnership with the University of Hawaii (UH) system, to help fulfill their Title IX requirements of providing advocacy services for gender-based violence impacting the campus community.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex and gender-based discrimination in education institutions receiving federal funds.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TITLE IX?

You have the right to:

  • Report any incident of sexual and domestic violence to local law enforcement and campus public safety
  • Access any confidential campus resources
  • File a restraining order, even if law enforcement was not notified at the time of an incident
  • Request safety measures such as campus escort

For more information, please call your local Title IX office or DVAC Advocate.

 

LET’S TALK POWER AND CONTROL IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Power and Control wheels are useful tools for understanding how abusive behaviors work to get and maintain power and control over a relationship. Various wheels have been modified for specific situations; the image above is related to behavior we see on-campus and in college dating relationships that might be controlling or abusive. The wheel can be downloaded as a PDF for easier reading by clicking here or on the image above.

For other varieties of P&C wheels, see the National Coalition on Domestic and Sexual Violence:
http://www.ncdsv.org/publications_wheel.html

To learn more about Title IX please visit:
http://knowyourix.org/title-ix/ (National Title IX resource)
http://www.hawaii.edu/titleix (UH System Specific resource)

To learn more about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, please visit:
http://www.loveisrespect.org

 

CSAP is a partnership between DVAC and the University of Hawaii, Office of Equity. The program is supported by the State of Hawaii, Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division.