Bystander Intervention

What is a Bystander?
A bystander is an individual who notices a behavior or situation that could lead to something bad. Bystanders are then faced with the choice to help, do nothing, or contribute to the negative behavior.

What is Bystander Intervention?
Bystander Intervention involves developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when another individual needs help. Being an active bystander can send powerful messages about what is acceptable behavior in our community.

How to Intervene: The 5-Step Decision Making Model


Your Actions Matter
Whether or not you were able to change the outcome, by stepping in you are helping to change the way people think about their role in preventing sexual assault/violence. If you suspect that someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are steps you can take to support that person.

How to Respond to a Victim/Survivor
Help Someone You Care About 
Self-Care After Trauma