DescriptionIn the United States today, at least one-third of women will experience some form of sexual violence, typically before they reach the age of thirty. In order to make sense of such an alarming trend, this thesis aims to explore current sexual violence prevention programs meant to address this phenomenon within youth populations in the United States. The thesis seeks to identify the characteristics of youth sexual violence prevention programs to determine how comprehensive these programs are, what may be missing from them, and to evaluate the degree to which these programs reflect current theories and best practices. The primary method of this study is qualitative content analysis. Use of this method in the research reveals that there are recognizable strengths as well as discernible gaps in existing sexual violence prevention programs targeted at youth. These findings indicate the potential for further study of these gaps in content and a need for an updated approach to sexual violence prevention, one that is situated at the intersection of theory and best practices. The paper concludes with implications and considerations for future research and practice.