Friday, August 7, 2015
Dept. of Justice Launches College Sex Assault Education Website
The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has launched a new website to help colleges address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The new site is:
The site is meant to provide a single resource containing information on rape, domestic violence, dating issues and stalking. Pursuant to the Federal Civil Rights Act (Title IX - the "gender equality equity law"), all colleges and universities that receive federal funding are required to have plans in place for these issues. The site is meant to be a resource for administrators and other professionals in charge of student affairs. It contains webinars and even "compliance checks" to determine if the schools are complying with federal regulations.
In a news release by the DOJ, they pledged to continue to improve this resource by consulting with experts, campus-based organizations and college personnel. They hope this will serve to decrease the level of sexual assaults and violence between couples in intimate relationships.