The CAVE Project is a collaboration between concerned citizens and businesses in the RGV, PACE at UTPA, local non-profits, and other stakeholders with the intent of decreasing sexual and domestic violence against women, children, and men and increasing awareness of the scope and seriousness of this significant problem in our community.
The three main components of CAVE are: Support, Research, and Prevention.
SUPPORT includes law enforcement training, forensic nurse training, and victim/survivor services.
RESEARCH includes quantitative and qualitative research into the effectiveness of support services and education/training, service learning opportunities for UTPA students, and grants and funding.
PREVENTION includes educational services for K-12 counselors, services to prevent recidivism, and events in the community and on campus to increase awareness of the problems of violence and exploitation in RGV.