Louisiana Violence Experiences Survey (LaVEX)

Violence remains at epidemic proportions in the U.S. and in Louisiana, this includes gender-based violence [partner violence, sexual harassment, and assault], community violence and policing, and gun violence. Across Louisiana, we are partnering with key experts and stakeholders to undertake state-wide surveillance of violence, discrimination, and health equity to guide prevention programming and inform public policy for the state and nationally.

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Louisiana Violence Experiences Survey (LaVEX)

View 2023 Report: Louisiana Violence Experiences Survey (LaVEX)

View 2023 Executive Summary 

View 2023 Press Release

View Survey Questions: Louisiana Domestic Violence 2023

View Firearms in Louisiana: Statewide Experiences and Beliefs

Intimate Partner Violence in Louisiana: State-Wide Findings from the LaVEX 2023 Survey 

The Costs of Intimate Partner Violence in Louisiana: 2023 Report



Project Partners

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane UniversityMary Amelia Center for Women's Health Equity Research (MAC), Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California San Diego

Principal Investigator

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Anita Raj, PhD, MS she/her/hers
Executive Director, Newcomb Institute of Tulane University  
Nancy Reeves Dreux Endowed Chair
Professor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This work includes sensitive information on mental health and violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault. If you need support for any of these concerns, please contact:

Louisiana Mental Health, Suicide, and Crisis 24-hour Hotline: 988
Louisiana Statewide 24-hour Hotline for Domestic Violence Survivors: 1.888.411.1333 
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault crisis phone line at 888.372.8995 (24/7) English/Spanish. Text at 225.351.7233 or Chat online here.