Prevention of dating violence on college campuses

29-Oct-2016 20:18 by 8 Comments

Prevention of dating violence on college campuses

Police described the murder as a "domestic incident." The two cases are not the only abusive relationships to end in the death of a college student in recent months.

OVW’s Campus Program awards grants to institutions of higher education to help create effective, comprehensive, and sustainable strategies to prevent and respond to these crimes.

Armed with accurate data, administrators and students can then begin to direct resources where they are most needed.

Both the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights have identified campus climate surveys as best practices.

In a campus environment, students who are victimized by other students face unique challenges, such as close proximity to perpetrators and difficulty maintaining anonymity.

The majority of rape incidents of college students are unreported by victims – in the 2016 BJS study, only 7% reported the incident to a school official.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of women report experiencing their first incident of intimate partner violence between 18 and 24 years of age.

Being a victim of dating violence and intimate partner violence is related to a host of detrimental health and social functioning outcomes, such as academic failure, depression or anxiety, and alcohol and drug abuse. Culturally Specific Annual Reports to Congress on the activities of grantees receiving federal funds under the Campus Grant Program are required by Section 826(d)(3) of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, 42 U. “Reporting sexual victimization to the police and others: Results from a national-level study of college women.” Coker, A. In fiscal year 2016, the program funded 45 projects, totaling more than million. The program offers grants to strengthen culturally relevant and survivor-centered approaches, provide on-campus victim services and advocacy, foster community involvement, and enhance security and investigation. These activities improve prevention of the crimes and have been found to increase intervention by bystanders to stop or prevent sexual violence. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. The majority of rape and sexual assault victims reported being victimized by someone they knew.