Taking Action Against Sexual ViolenceMay 11, 2017 |
by Hannah Johnson
Research indicates that one-in-five women and one-in-16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. The federal government requires that colleges institute policies, practices and programming to reduce the incidence of sexual assault and create effective response systems when a sexual assault occurs. To accomplish that, partnerships between academic institutions and community organizations are crucial to provide professional and confidential services to survivors and help raise awareness on campus. The linkage helps create safety, autonomy and utilizes people with expertise about sexual assault.