U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

How to Support Male Survivors of Violence: A 5-year Initiative

NCJ Number
Date Published
This final brief of the federal Supporting Male Survivors of Violence (SMSV) Initiative includes an overview of how the SMSV Initiative’s 12 demonstration sites transformed their victim services for male survivors of violence.
This brief highlights a 5-year project to support male survivors of violence and their families, focusing on boys and young men of color. Over the course of the project, 12 demonstration sites collectively served over 10,000 program participants and their families, educated community partners who interact with male survivors of violence, and transformed victim services in their region. The report provides an overview of different program models, program components, referral processes and outreach strategies, understanding the service population, and practical lessons learned from serving survivors and boys and young men of color.
Date Created: December 7, 2020