Campus Rape Addressed by White House Task Force

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A special task force has released guidelines designed to stem campus sexual assaults and help the victims.

In the Growing Up With Media study, nine percent of 14 to 21-year-old participants said they had committed an act of sexual violence, including coercive sex, forced sexual contact and rape.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is warning colleges and universities to stop "turning a blind eye" to sexual assaults on campus. It is releasing guidelines designed to stem campus sexual assaults and help the victims.
A White House task force on sexual assault recommends in a report being released Tuesday that schools identify trained, confidential victim's advocates and conduct surveys to better gauge the frequency of sexual assault on their campuses. These types of crimes are underreported.
The Justice Department will help develop training programs in trauma care for school officers and assess different models for schools to use to adjudicate such cases, since some sexual assault survivors are wary of a legal process that can expose them to potentially painful or embarrassing questions by students or staff.


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