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Local Colleges Receive Grants To Address Violence Against Women

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The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women will award a total of $18 million to 57 colleges and universities.

The grants will be used to respond to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

Specialized training for campus law enforcement, healthcare providers, and university personal will also be provided.

Institutions will work with law enforcement, campus athletic programs, fraternities and sororities, and off-campus victim services.

In Connecticut, Albertus Magnus College, Asnuntuck Community College and Fairfield University will receive the grants.

And in the Long Island area, Molloy College and St. John’s University will receive funding.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center says one in five women, and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.

They also say 90 percent of victims do not report the crimes.