About the CCRT


In 2018, The University of New Mexico (Main Campus) was awarded the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (known as the Campus Grant), by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for 2019-2021. The grant application was spearheaded by the Women’s Resource Center in conjunction with UNM and community partners.

The OVW aims to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW supplies grantees with $300k in funding over the three year grant period, as well as five Technical Training Institutes (TTIs), and free access to Technical Assistant Providers in many fields (i.e. Hispanic Serving Institutions,  Coordinated Community Response Teams, Engaging Men, Assessment & more!)


Campus Program Objectives

  • develop & strengthen effective security & investigation strategies
  • develop & strengthen victim services & advocacy
  • create coordinated responses to these crimes which may include partnerships with local criminal justice authorities and community-based victim services agencies
  • establish comprehensive prevention education and awareness programs

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Grant Leadership Staff

  • Miquela Ortiz Upston, Campus Grant Project Director, Women's Resource Center
  • Áine McCarthy, Interim Director, Women’s Resource Center & Grant Project Director Supervisor
  • Rosa Isela Cervantes, Director, El Centro de la Raza, Grant PI & CCRT Co-Chair
  • Amy Levi, Vice President for Academic Affairs, HSC, Grant CCRT Co-Chair
  • Michelle Perez, Victim Services Graduate Assistant, Women’s Resource Center