Sen. McCaskill Surveying Colleges About Sex Crimes

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/15 2014 05:04PM

Updated 04/15 2014 05:06PM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo.), has launched a survey of colleges and universities, to learn how the schools deal with rape and sexual assault cases on campus.

The survey is being conducted through McCaskill’s Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight.

The goal is to gauge the effectiveness of federal oversight and enforcement under Title IX federal civil rights law and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, commonly known as the Clery Act. 

In a news release, McCaskill said, “This survey will give us an unprecedented look into exactly how our colleges and universities act-or sometimes, fail to act-to protect students, and bring perpetrators to justice.  Just like the challenges we grappled with in confronting sexual assaults in our military, we need to ensure we have a firm grasp on the policies in place, and the reality on the ground, to inform any specific solutions.  This survey is an important part of that effort.”

McCaskill's survey will go to 350 colleges and universities nationwide, including public, private non-profit and private for-profit.

Click HERE to view a sample survey.

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