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Prospective Students

Students come from around the country and the world to participate in the Program on Gender-Based Violence (PGV), which combines online work with weeklong “intensives” twice per year in Denver. Some of our students are: 

  • Domestic violence practitioners — advocates, counselors, activists, social workers, and other victims’ services and domestic violence workers — who seek to enhance their management and policy skills.
  • Managers in related fields who seek to gain an understanding of domestic violence and the policies, services, and public consciousness surrounding it.
  • Professionals interested in making a career change
  • Recent college graduates interested in entering the field of domestic violence

    Quick Facts

    • Over 125 students (twelve cohorts) have enrolled in the program since its inception in 2000
    • 10-20 new students are admitted each year
    • 24% of students are people of color, 65% are domestic violence survivors, and 95% are female
    • 70% of students reside outside of Colorado 


    Feedback received from students who have graduated from the program has been overwhelmingly positive.  Satisfaction surveys have repeatedly produced scores of very good to excellent.  More importantly, outcome evaluations conducted with students indicate increased confidence in a series of 15 skill and knowledge areas regarding domestic violence management and policy by an average of two grade levels per student.

    Links for prospective students


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