Panel: New Jersey colleges offered plan to stem sex assaults
June 25, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Colleges need to gather data about sexual violence at their schools, set up clear reporting procedures and establish investigation models if they are to address high rates of on-campus assaults, a New Jersey task force said in a Monday report.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the state Legislature formed the Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault, which recommended universities survey their students and create plans to better respond to assault allegations.
Federal statistics show that roughly one-in-five women experience some form of sexual assault while in college.