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Campus Sexual Assault Response Teams: Program Development and Operational Management

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Donna M. Barry; Paul M. Cell
Date Published
410 pages
This comprehensive resource guides college and university administrators in establishing, improving, and managing coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs on campus to assist student victims of sexual assault.
Campus administrators, police, health center clinicians, advisors and advocacy staff must be prepared to act effectively, lawfully, and caringly when responding to sexual assault on campus. This guide presents practical experience from one of the nation's most respected campus SART programs in establishing, improving, and managing effective sexual assault response programs. This resource is designed to help campus administrators meet their responsibilities swiftly, skillfully, and lawfully. Sections cover: 1) establishing effective institutional response to campus sexual assault, comprehensive procedures, and policies for campus law enforcement, student affairs and campus judiciary officers, and health care providers and advocacy staff; 2) legal obligations under the Clery Act and other Federal and state laws; 3) training in today's best practices for every member of a response team; 4) Ensuring that campus and local officials, health care professionals, and advocates work together proactively to help victims and hold offenders accountable; and 5) Making the campus a safer place for students, faculty, and employees.


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