Raise the Bar / Bystander Intervention
Research shows that bystander intervention is an important piece of preventing violence, but most people do not know when or how to get involved. Many people say they want to speak out against abusive behaviors when they happen, but they lack the skills to take helpful actions.
Intervention techniques can apply to lots of scenarios, from responding to an offensive joke to checking in with friends about their relationship to stopping a potential victim from drinking a drugged beverage. Through Raise the Bar Indiana and other bystander intervention programs, Prevail seeks to educate adults and young people alike in taking immediate action to prevent violence from occurring without risking their own safety.