An examination of ten public universities’ sexual assault prevention and reporting policies found that universities’ policies tend to focus on the threat of violence, as opposed to perpetrated sexual violence itself, often leaving sexual violence victims without critical resources that a more explicit sexual misconduct policy could provide. (Source)
The Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) is designed to encourage institutions of higher education to adopt a comprehensive, community coordinated response (CCR) to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Campuses address these crimes by developing campus and community-based responses, which include:
- Campus victim services;
- Campus law enforcement;
- Health services;
- Mandatory education of incoming students; and
- Links to local criminal justice agencies and service providers.
Big Changes Are Coming
On Sept. 22, the Grants Management System (GMS) that OVW grantees have been using to report OVW-funded activities will close, and on Oct. 15, a new progress reporting platform—JustGrants—will open. Please see the JustGrants website for more about the transition, and view the OVW Action Dates memo for transition-related date and deadline information. Campus Program grantees will report their progress from July 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020, using the new JustGrants system. The instructions and reporting tools on this website will be updated as soon as possible this fall to help you prepare.
Forms & Instructions
2018 Biennial Report to Congress
The Biennial Report to Congress presents aggregate activities and accomplishments that were funded under the Violence Against Women Act and reported by grantees in each funded grant program.