CSUB Awarded Federal Grant to Implement Coordinated Responses to Sexual Violence

California State University, Bakersfield has received a three-year, $299,381 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to implement comprehensive, coordinated responses to violent crimes on campus through partnerships with victim services providers and justice agencies. CSUB’s award is one of 57 grants awarded throughout the country.

“We are excited to receive this grant from the U.S. Department of Justice,” said Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President Claudia Catota. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, this grant will support CSUB’s need to be culturally sensitive and intentional in our delivery of prevention education and community coordinated response to sexual violence on our campus.”

The grant for CSUB’s Roadrunner Risk Reduction Program, awarded through the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Woman, will be used to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking issues by developing student training that is culturally specific to Latina/o and other underrepresented students.

It will provide funding for a project coordinator who will develop a peer education program and student and law enforcement training on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking through a culturally-specific lens.

A number of CSUB areas will be involved in this collaborative effort, including University Administration, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, Title IX, Student Health Center, Counseling Center, University Police Department, Student Involvement and Leadership, the Campus Advocate, International Students and Programs, Student Housing, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Associated Students, Inc.

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