White House asks prevention against sexual assaults in university campuses


The Obama administration decided early this week to put more pressure on colleges and universities to protect victims of sexual assault on campuses. The goal is to bring the perpetrators to justice. An extensive set of recommendations was prepared to be presented at an event Tuesday afternoon. The central idea is that the schools have legal obligations to prevent and respond to any sexual assault, and this is considered as a law based on the answers to many complaints issued against universities which accepted perpetrators of such facts to remain on campus. The administration wants to require climate surveys on campuses by 2016, providing a toolkit for schools for conducting them.
The Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Justice from the White House have been working together on the issue and recommended as the federal government is coordinating all available resources across agencies to tackle campus sexual violence. The hope is that things will change soon.


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