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County to develop response plan to sexual violence report

In its work on a Kansas Department of Health and Environment Sexual Violence Prevention grant, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted a community assessment related to sexual violence in Johnson County. The assessment survey explored the risk and protective factors of community support and connectedness, community perceptions of violence and harmful norms around gender and gender equity. A work group of community partners met regularly to review existing data, design the survey, plan for survey dissemination and review survey responses.

A draft report of the findings is currently being reviewed and will be available within a few weeks. The next step will be to develop a community response plan and then begin implementation of the plan.