FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communication
Loyola University Chicago Hosts Roundtable Addressing
Community Responses to Sexual Assault
Visit Part of Nationwide Tour Honoring 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act
Loyola University Chicago has been selected to host a Department of Justice (DOJ) roundtable discussion on community responses to sexual assault. The University is part of the “Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program” from the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women. Participants will discuss:
- The wide impact of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and the need for many departments of an institution to be involved in the response
- Examples of how Loyola is effectively doing this work and highlight the recent changes to federal law and how these changes have driven University policies and procedures
- Ways that Loyola has successfully dealt with, and welcomed, increases in reporting
Tony West, Associate Attorney General
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
Zachary Fardon, US Attorney
Thursday, April 24, 2014; 1 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago, 111 E. Pearson, Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Loyola’s Coordinated Community Response Team is a comprehensive prevention and response program designed to encourage individuals to report domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. Through Loyola’s commitment to education, training, increased accessibility to services, and promotion of accountability and justice, the University’s diverse campus community is more supportive of survivors and offers expanded services that ensure victim safety on campus, as well as provide resources to accessing services outside of Loyola.
For more information, please visit LUC.edu/ccrt.
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