Ohio Attorney General Pledges $3 Million to Combat College Sexual Assaults

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a $3 million competitive grant program to help colleges and universities improve services for campus sexual assault victims.

DeWine says he’s also providing advanced training on investigating campus sexual assaults through the state police training academy.

DeWine said Wednesday that college campuses are not a separate enclave, but are part of the state and its criminal justice system. He says it’s time to change the culture on campus and educate students about ways to prevent sexual assault.

Katie Hanna, executive director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, says sexual assault survivors on campus often suffer in silence and many students do not know of their legal rights.

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