What are the realities of campus violence?
Did you know that fall semester of freshmen year is the most likely time to be sexually assaulted? Did you know only 5% of women raped in college ever report? One in four college women face extreme sexual violence on campus, as well as high risks of stalking or intimate partner violence.
Urge your Senators and Representatives to tell universities to take these crimes seriously by co-sponsoring the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, S.834, H.R. 2016!
What will the Campus SaVE Act do?
SaVE improves safety by having campus authorities both inform and assist students seeking to report a crime to law enforcement or obtain a no contact order. It creates more transparency by reporting domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents along with sexual assault on annual campus crime reports. It also establishes accountability through equal rights for parties in a complaint, prompt and equitable resolutions using a consistent evidentiary standard, and written decisions of all hearings.
Additionally, the Campus SaVE Act requires universities to provide education on primary prevention, risk reduction, consent, reporting, and bystander intervention throughout the school year. Collaboration will also be established between the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health & Human Services to develop best practices for campuses seeking to prevent violence.
What can I do to help?
Sign our petition today to show Congress you stand with victims of sexual and intimate partner violence to demand justice! Together we can SaVE our campuses from violence!
As your constituent, I urge you to co-sponsor the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, (S.834, H.R. 2016) immediately. Currently there is an epidemic of violence on college campuses affecting students each fall. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice show that one in four college women face extreme sexual violence on campus, as well as high risks of stalking or intimate partner violence while seeking her degree.
The Campus SaVE Act will improve safety for students seeking to report a crime to law enforcement or obtain a no contact order. Additionally it will promote transparency, by reporting related campus crimes on annual reports, and accountability, by setting minimum standards for all campus disciplinary processes. SaVE also encourages prevention of crimes by requiring campuses to provide initial and ongoing awareness education and governmental collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health & Human Services to develop best practices for campuses seeking to prevent violence.
By supporting the Campus SaVE Act you will be part of changing our nation’s handling of sexual and intimate partner violence on college campuses and universities. Please ensure educational environments become free of this horrendous violence by supporting this crucial legislation today!
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