The 2014 Spring & Summer edition of The Resource features a cover story on campus sexual assault written by the Clery Center For Security On Campus. The article provides details on recent amendments to the Jeanne Cleary Act and how policy can be used to help protect the well-being of students. In the same vein, The University of Oregon has students talking about consent with its SexPositive cellphone app, which has been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

Other topics covered in this issue include the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, how to protect victims’ privacy when electronic evidence is introduced, and a reflection on three years of healthy sexuality as the theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Does taking a sabbatical sound like a good idea? Read about one executive director’s three-month getaway . Looking for a creative way to fundraise? Check out a vanity license plate campaign from Virginia that has been raising money to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

Learn about sexual assault prevention efforts in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Hampshire. See snapshots from Love146’s Sweet Relief Benefit Bakeoff, an event that combined treats and information about fighting human trafficking on Valentine’s Day.

This guide serves as a tool for rape crisis centers (RCCs) working towards building or improving meaningful partnerships with their local campus. This guide includes; creating a presence on campus, providing advocacy for survivors of campus sexual violence, federal regulations that direct campus response to sexual violence, campus task forces/coalitions that address sexual violence and providing sexual violence prevention and awareness education on campus.

NAESV released this policy statement in response to the recommendations issued by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. In the statement they discuss the continued legislative and administrative focus on partnerships, prevention, advocacy and confidentiality, training, and climate surveys.

Read the statement.

This report is the first set of action steps and recommendations released by the White House regarding sexual assault on campus.

Campus-recommendations-coverThis document provides a summary of recommendations that the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center submitted to the White House Task Force to Protest Students from Sexual Assault. It includes recommendations for trauma informed protocol and practices, creating safer campuses through social change and the intentional coordination with community assets.  For more information about our work to prevent campus sexual assault contact resources@nsvrc.org.

This report outlines the facts surrounding rape and sexual assault and identifies key areas to focus on and improve, including working to change social norms, improving criminal justice response, and protecting students from sexual assault.

Read the report.

Download the fact sheet.

Officially titled "Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding the Actions of the Pennsylvania State University Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky," this document presents the findings and recommendations from and independent investigation by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky.

Download the report

Download the press release and statement by Louis Freeh on the report.

View our page of materials on the Sandusky Trial.

Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan presented guidelines on legal obligations in addressing sexual violence in school and on campus.  The resources include:

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence (19 p.)

Background, Summary, and Fast Facts Fact Sheet (2 p.)

Know Your Rights Fact Sheet on Title IX and Sexual Violence (2 p.)

This technical research report explores the prevalence, context, response, reactions and reporting of various forms of sexual violence on historically black college and university campuses.  This research was conducted in an effort to close current gaps in the literature in this topic area.

Read the full technical report and summary.

 

This toolkit includes a sample proclamation to be customized by universities, program ideas for events throughout the month of September and beyond, and product information for National Campus Safety Awareness Month materials.

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