VAWA Information

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 was signed into law by President Obama on March 7, 2013.  It amended the Violence Against Women Act and the Clery Act to provide new requirements for post-secondary schools participating in Title IV financial aid programs to prevent and respond to sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The requirements became effective March 7, 2014.  Some of these requirements include providing primary prevention education and awareness programs for all incoming students and employees; expanding the collection of crime statistics to include domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in addition to current requirements to collect sexual assault statistics; expanding the collection of hate/bias crime statistics to include national origin and gender identity; issuing complainants a written notice of their rights; and adopting grievance policies that are prompt, fair, and impartial as well as administered by trained officials.

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