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), a research study that gathered data to provide an understanding of the incidence, prevalence of victimization and perpetration of four types of sexual violence and misconduct across UT System’s Institutions:
1) Sexual Assault
2) Dating Violence
3) Sexual Harassment
4) Stalking Crimes
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.