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CSUB awarded federal grant to implement coordinated response to sexual violence

Posted: 4:57 PM, Oct 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-29 23:58:39Z

CSUB had 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 the 57 grants awarded throughout the country.

The grant, 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.

The school said that it will also 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.

“We are excited to receive this grant from the U.S. Department of Justice,” Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President Claudia Catota said. “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.”