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  • In-Person Presentation
  • VAWA Compliant
  • Research & Trauma Informed
  • Customizable

Program Details

How do YOU handle when tragedy or trauma enters your life? Discover how Mike Domitrz went from an enraged brother to an engaged and thought-providing thought leader. His organization, The DATE SAFE Project, has reached millions of people around the world over the past decade. In this powerful program, Mike will inspire you AND give you the tools for turning the negatives of life into positives. Perfect for: College students , staff, faculty, & community The DATE SAFE Project: While away at college at the age of 19, Mike Domitrz (founder of The DATE SAFE Project) received a phone call that would change his life forever and would lead to the founding of The Date Safe Project, Inc. The phone call was Mike’s Mom calling to inform him that his sister Cheri had been raped. As he struggled to deal with this tragedy, Mike was continually inspired by his sister’s strength and courage as a survivor. Mike wanted to address this issue in a meaningful and constructive way that would help reduce sexual assault from happening to others. In 2003, Mike founded The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. – an organization dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the many issues surrounding sexual assault and healthy intimacy. We are honored to be one of the leading organizations for creating educational materials on consent, respect, bystander intervention, sexual assault, supporting survivors, and helping families. Schools, parents, students, community organizations, crisis centers, and the military constantly tell us they turn to The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. for building a culture of consent and respect.

Contact information

PO Box 269 Mukwonago WI
Postal code
Contact name
Rita Hookstead


Institution type
University / College (4 year), Community College (2 year), Graduate, Professional
Age group
Traditional Age (18-24), Other
General Student Body, Freshmen / Incoming Students, Athletes, Greek, Other
Delivery method
In-Person Presentation
Single Session
Alcohol and Sexual Assault, Awareness, Bystander Intervention, Consent, Dating Violence, Drug Use and Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Social Norms
Session details
Single Session



The program was created based on over 15 years of working with campuses, leadership groups and administrators and students who wanted a program to learn how to transition from pain to purposeful passion.

Theory of change

Date Safe focuses on areas identified by research as being effective in reducing victimization - the Date Safe Project focuses on key areas (culture of assault, body language, etc.), research has identified as critical indicators or components of sexual assault.

Research informed

Date Safe employs an evidenced-based pedagogy - the pedagogies (ordering of sessions, role playing, etc.) used by the Date Safe Project are found in the research to be highly effective when educating its audiences.

Trauma informed

The DATE SAFE Project takes a "Trauma Informed" approach to all of our programming, including creating a safe space for survivors in attendance and/or participating.


Violence Against Women Act

The Date Safe Project, Inc. programs and trainings acknowledge and incorporate the mission of the "Violence Against Women Act." A key part of our programming is to bring awareness to survivors and educate audience members on how to open the door so more survivors feel they can come forward. In addition, throughout our programming we provide audience members the necessary local resources to find any help if needed. In addition, we provide life-changing skill sets to our audience members to be able to intervene to prevent sexual assault and dating violence from occurring.

Title IX


Evaluation and Performance Assessments

Evidence based

A third-party research firm conducted a study showing the "Can I Kiss You?" (from which this program evolved using the same methodologies) program produces results that are statistically significant. All constructs were researched-based and were found to have strong content and construct validity and high internal and external reliability.

Research conductor
Independent researcher
Evaluation published

Outcome evaluations to measure whether anticipated outcomes have been reached, Satisfaction surveys from participants, Qualitative feedback.


Customization method
Welcome message, Survivor support/resource information, Police/reporting information
Is data collected?
Data accessors
Only the Date Safe Project & the officials who bring us into their campus.
Is data personalized?


Pricing model
Overall fee

Additional information

Prevention services
Faculty/staff training, Alcohol and/or drug education, Fraternity and sorority education, Advisory services

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