Report Finds Connecticut Colleges and Universities Are Making Progress in Addressing Sexual Assault

ConnecticutA new report shows that colleges and universities in the state of Connecticut are making considerable progress in addressing the issue of sexual assault on campus. The results, which were compiled by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS), were based on a survey of 21 of the state’s 24 four-year schools in conjunction with the Connecticut College Consortium Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) and the Connecticut Campus Coalition to End Violence Against Women.

The report found that colleges and universities had made progress since the last report in 2007 in ensuring victims of sexual assault have access to both on-campus and community-based services, receive support during judicial or disciplinary proceedings, and have access to proper counseling services. The number of law enforcement officers, health care personnel, and counselors trained in sexual assault on these campuses has increased significantly. Also, most campuses now require first-year students to undergo sexual assault awareness training.

The campus report card, compiled from the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, can be downloaded here.

Filed Under: Sexual Assault/Harassment

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