Our mission is the effective prevention of and response to sexual violence through collaborative, comprehensive, survivor-centered strategies.
- A society free of sexual violence is a basic human right.
- All people are affected by, and must work to end, sexual violence.
- Sexual violence is the result of sexism and other forms of oppression and can be prevented.
- Offenders choose to commit sexual violence and should be held responsible for that choice.
- Sexual violence is never the survivor’s fault.
- All victims of sexual violence deserve equal access to justice.
- All victims of sexual violence deserve a response that is respectful, supportive and victim-driven.
- Strategies of sexual violence prevention and response must be comprehensive and socio-culturally appropriate.
- Strategies of sexual violence prevention and response must be based on evidence or testable theories and must incorporate evaluation.
- Provide leadership to improve the prevention of and response to sexual violence.
- Identify and promote Best Practices and Promising Practices in support of effective sexual violence intervention, prevention and response efforts.
- Ensure the Task Force’s internal organization and work processes establish and maintain (a) clear responsibilities and expectations for the Board of Directors and all committees; (b) adequate communication and information sharing across committees; and (c) opportunities for cross-committee
work and for Task Force member service apart from committee work.
- Ensure clear responsibilities for each Task Force staff member and provide maximum opportunities for each staff member’s professional development.
- Ensure stable and adequate Task Force funding to achieve Task Force goals.
The SATF was formed in 1999 by Attorney General Hardy Myers at the request of a group of advocates and multidisciplinary responders in order to organize statewide efforts to address adolescent and adult sexual assault in Oregon. The SATF incorporated into a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-government organization in 2003.