History and Purpose

The Primary Prevention Planning Committee (PPPC) is a diverse group of stakeholders from across Texas whose mission is to guide sexual violence primary prevention efforts in Texas. PPPC membership consists of a steering committee [including representatives from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas (OAG), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence (TAASA)], representatives from Rape Prevention and Education (RPE)-funded sexual assault programs, community stakeholders, and other strategic organizational partners.

The PPPC first gathered in 2007 with a charge to develop a state plan to guide prevention efforts funded by RPE funding. Since the completion of that state plan, the PPPC has continued to meet every quarter to advance and guide prevention programming in Texas.


PPPC meetings are hosted by TAASA at our office at 6200 La Calma Drive, Suite 110 in Austin, Texas once every quarter.

Individuals who are not members of the PPPC may observe PPPC meetings. For details on the role of an observer at PPPC meetings, or to express your interest in observing a PPPC meeting, please contact Tim Love, TAASA Prevention Program Director at tlove@taasa.org at least two weeks prior to the meeting you’d like to attend.

Recent PPPC Efforts

In February 2015, the PPPC completed work on Preventing Sexual Violence in Texas: A Primary Prevention Approach (Plan) Amendment. The Plan Amendment provides guidelines and minimum standards for implementing effective prevention programming designed to end sexual violence in Texas. Download The Plan Amendment.

After completing the Plan Amendment, the PPPC has focused on supporting implementation and evaluation of the new programming. In January of 2016, the PPPC completed work on Preventing Sexual Violence in Texas, Primary Prevention Outcome Toolkit (Outcome Toolkit). The Outcome Toolkit was developed by the PPPC in conjunction with an evaluation consultant for use in measuring progress towards the outcomes identified in the Plan Amendment.

The Outcome Toolkit provides the following:

  • Minimum standards for evaluating outcomes identified in the Plan Amendment.
  • Measurement tools to measure Plan Amendment outcomes for Phase 1, Phase 2, Community Level, and Societal Level programming.
  • Guidance on how to score the measurement instruments.

Please contact Peggy Helton with the Office of the Attorney General or Tim Love at TAASA (tlove@taasa.org) with any questions about the toolkit.

Download the Outcome Toolkit and the accompanying forms.

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