Bystander Intervention

Safe and positive actions may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Bystander interventions include, but are not limited to:

  • Recognizing situations of potential harm
  • Understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence
  • Overcoming barriers to intervening
  • Identifying safe and effective intervention options
  • Taking actions to intervene