Several other SAAM awards will be presented to people such as Kortney Hughes of the Provo Police Department, Chrissandra Murphy of Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation and Zakia Richardson of Utah Legal Services.
UCASA Excutive Director Turner Bitton said Weber State's program was selected because it has an LGBTQ-specific sexual violence prevention program.
"We see really high rates of violence committed against LGBT folks, so having specific programming for LGBT individuals is a huge step forward for the community," he said.
Another reason [email protected] stood out is because of it's comprehensive nature. Bitton called it a "model program."
"They've created a program that is victim centered, that is focused on the needs of the person in the situation they're currently in and works with them," Bitton said.