Last Friday, as Washington DC shut down for “Snowzilla,” the White House celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Since its creation, the Task Force has accomplished a great deal, developing a number of resourcesfor schools to adapt and use as they address the unique circumstances and needs of their distinct campus communities. In its 2014 Not Alone report, the Task Force shared these resources and sample documents, and also urged schools to conduct their own campus climate surveys, so that each school could measure the prevalence of sexual assault among students and enhance prevention and response efforts. We hit another major milestone last week when the Bureau of Justice Statistics, with RTI International, partnered with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and published a major study in which they further refined the Task Force’s 2014 toolkit for conducting sexual assault climate surveys. The complete report on the results of this new study, the Campus Climate Survey Validation Study (CCSVS), can be found here. The CCSVS: Finding a Solution Requires Understanding the Problem The CCSVS report provides data on prevalence of sexual harassment, sexual assault victimization, and intimate partner […]
We have compiled the most recent and relevant reports and documents released by the Bureau and Justice Statistics and the White House Taskforce to Protect Students from Sexual Assault related to current research, evaluation, and assessment of campus response and prevention of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking including information on climate surveys.