The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin is the only research institute in the nation that approaches research about interpersonal violence from a multidisciplinary focus. The IDVSA’s research focuses on national and local concerns regarding assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence and their interactions with agencies designed to serve them, attitudes and practices of perpetrators that lead to violence, and new approaches to solving those problems.
In 2016, the IDVSA began compiling Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE). As they describe it: “The CLASE Survey report was the result of the most extensive study on sexual assault and harassment, stalking, and dating and domestic violence undertaken by an institution of higher education. Executed in 2016 by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at the School of Social Work at UT Austin, this survey presented findings on the prevalence and perceptions related to sexual assault and harassment, stalking, and dating and domestic violence on 13 UT Systems institutions”
Under a tight timeline, our team worked with their dedicated staff to develop a design and editorial strategy that would best present the report’s impactful, sensitive findings to the public and the University’s peers.