The 5 year evaluation project of the Green Dot By-stander Program has come to a close and results from the data that has been collected will be released in Frankfort, Kentucky. The announcement will be made on September 10th at 2:00pm in the Press Room at the Capitol Building with Governor's Office and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto in attendance.
"Green Dot Across the Bluegrass: Evaluation of a Primary Prevention Intervention" (5U01CE001675-05) was funded by a 5 year, $2 million dollar cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The purpose of Green Dot is to train high school students to actively "by-stand" to reduce violence. The grant involved outreach to high school students as well as follow-up studies to determine the effectiveness of the “Green Dot” strategy in reducing dating and sexual violence among teenagers. Results of the study will be presented.