WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $298,638 grant to Gannon University to fight dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus.
“Every student deserves to study in an environment where they feel physically and emotionally secure. This funding will help Gannon accomplish this goal,” said Senator Casey.
Senator Casey sent a letter of support for this grant to the Department of Justice in April. Earlier this year, Senator Casey introduced the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act), legislation that will close a serious gap in the law by requiring colleges and universities to clearly spell out their policies regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Gannon University will use this funding to more effectively coordinate community-wide responses to these crimes, provide further training for police and school officials to better respond to crimes of this nature, protect the rights and needs of victims, and develop enhanced training for incoming freshman and transfer students.