Designated Support for Sexual Assault Victims on Campuses
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One in five women are sexually assaulted while in college, yet 87% of victims do not report these assaults. Why? Less than 24% of victims know where to find help at their university and only 20% of victims feel safer after contacting the police . Although university campuses are mandated to have a Title IX coordinator on staff, we have found there to be a fundamental lack of support for sexual assault victims on college campuses. (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)
Congressman Ted Poe introduced House Resolution 487 earlier this year, which urges all universities to designate and maintain a full-time sexual assault coordinator to assist “student victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking on campus and in the surrounding community”. We strongly believe that this can help provide more dedicated support to sexual assault victims on campus. Therefore, we are asking you to show support for converting this resolution into a bill, since a resolution does not carry the weight of the law. Please sign this petition if you believe that designated support for sexual assault victims should be mandatory across university campuses.
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