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Campus Sexual Assault Responses (CSAR): Informing Trauma-Informed Policies, Protocols, and Training

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $999,999)

The goal of this study is to support the development of policies, protocols, and trainings to strengthen trauma-informed responses to campus sexual assaults (CSA) by campus public safety agencies (CPSAs) in partnership with campus health and wellness centers (CHWCs) as well as local law enforcement agencies and health and victim service providers. A key aspect of this project is the researcher-practitioner partnership with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) to deliver rigorous, pragmatic data, in a format with the explicit purpose of informing institutional policies and practices on college campuses. The research team will: (1) design survey instruments to capture answers to the most pressing questions in the field about best practices for trauma-informed campus responses to CSA, in collaboration with IACLEA and ACHA; (2) collect and analyze the first nationally representative survey data from the CPSAs and CHWCs serving a sample of ~1,000 campuses; (3) investigate and identify the strongest CSA response models (e.g., in terms of individual skillsets; intrapersonal, institutional, and community factors; public policy that align with best practices) under real-world conditions on five campuses.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 24, 2019