Avoid Crime

Self Defense for Women

Community Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) - This is a self-defense program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive program for women only. The 12-hour class begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, then progresses on to basic techniques of hands-on defensive training. The 12-hour class is broken into four (4) weekly sessions. The classes are held from 6 - 9 p.m. at the USF Police Department. The class is taught by R.A.D. Certified USF Police Officers and is not a Martial Arts program. Each student will be provided with the knowledge to help her make an educated decision about resistance to a spontaneous violent attack. This class is available to USF affiliates and non-affiliates.


  • The cost of the class is $40 per person


  • Desire to develop a personal safety plan.
  • Comfortable clothes that do not restrict body movement: jeans, shorts or sweats.
  • Sneakers (no street shoes).
  • No Jewelry.

Student classes and Community classes have been postponed until Spring 2022 due to COVID-19.

Please email Officer Allyson Cravero for any questions and/or additional information: acravero@usf.edu or 813-974-2628.

Community RAD Registration - **Please be advised, there are no refunds for this course. The funds can be used to take the course at another date and time.**