“In conjunction with eleven of the city’s rape crisis programs, in 2008 the Alliance initiated the second phase of Project ENVISION, a 6-year sexual violence primary prevention demonstration project. In this phase, the Alliance trained community researchers in participatory action research methods to conduct needs assessments in three New York City communities: Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the South Bronx and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Participatory action research was utilized as a community mobilizing strategy. By emphasizing meaningful community involvement at all stages of the research and generating awareness about sexual violence prevention, this approach acts as a component of a primary prevention intervention. In this interview, O’Connor and Fidler discuss Project ENVISION and the research finding to date.” From Chad Sniffen of CALCASA