$1.2M in grants meant to help Ohio campus assault victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Victims of sexual assault on Ohio campuses are getting additional support through more than $1.2 million in federal grants.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that the funds are part of $3 million in federal Victims of Crime Act funds that he set aside earlier this year to allow colleges and universities to provide additional programming, promote education and awareness and create partnerships with community-based organizations.

The money went to four rape crisis centers and nine colleges and universities. They include Ohio State, Kent State, Bowling Green, Miami and the universities of Cincinnati and Toledo.

An Association of American Universities report issued this year found nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities said they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s