Local college gets money to fight sexual assault

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Mount Aloysius is taking steps to increase student safety on campus.

Partnering with the District Attorney’s office, Mount Aloysius was given approval by the Cambria County Commissioners to apply for a 3 year, $300,000 grant through the Department of Justice/Office of Violence against women.

That money will be used to develop a prevention education and response program on sexual assault, dating violence, and “stalking and domestic violence”. The college will partner with Victim Services, Inc., Women’s Help Center, and the District Attorney/Sexual Assualt Team to make the program possible.

It will accomplish the following:

  • Convene a coordinated community response team.
  • Implement a comprehensive prevention program for students.
  • All partners will participate in national training put on by the Department of Justice.

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