Purpose of Petition

History of Attacks

Police departments, prosecutor’s offices, and college campuses are under attack for enacting victim-centered and trauma-informed responses to sexual assault. Many have received harassing letters from an organization that goes by two names: Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI) and Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE).

  • In the letters to police departments and prosecutor’s offices, CPI makes numerous false and misleading statements, and concludes by urging agencies to “take prompt and decisive action to assure criminal investigations in your jurisdiction are conducted in an ethical, impartial, and honest manner.”
  • In the letters to colleges and universities, SAVE concludes with a number of demands, including payment of $2,000 to reimburse them for “administrative fees” associated with preparing and drafting their harassing letter.

These attacks are based on a number of false claims and false representations, including End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and our Start by Believing campaign, as well as other trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches.