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Loyola, coalition of Baltimore-area colleges win $750K grant from Department of Justice to strengthen sexual violence response and prevention

Loyola University of Maryland

September 30, 2016


Loyola University Maryland and nine other Baltimore-area colleges and universities together have won a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to generate new strategies to prevent, respond to, investigate, and hold offenders accountable for sexual assault and dating violence, and strengthen trauma-informed, victim services on campus and in the community.

The Baltimore Area Higher Education Coalition against Sexual Violence comprises Loyola, the Community College of Baltimore County, Coppin State University, Goucher College, McDaniel College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Stevenson University, Towson University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. More than 125,000 students attend and frequently travel among these institutions. The community partners on the project are local victim service provider TurnAround Inc., the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Baltimore Collegetown Network.

The coalition’s goal is to further develop a comprehensive, coordinated community response that focuses on a survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach to students who experience sexual assault and dating violence.