Senator Claire McCaskill held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses on June 23, 2014. Jessica Ladd-Webert, the Director of the CU Office of Victim Assistance was invited and participated in the third roundtable. http://www.c-span.org/video/?320111-1/sexual-assault-college-campuses
The purpose of the roundtable was to bring together stakeholders representing a variety of interests and organizations to discuss the respective roles of the university-based administrative process and the criminal justice system in addressing sexual violence. The roundtable provided an opportunity to hear about challenges and best practices relating to how colleges and universities conduct the administrative process and how law enforcement agencies and prosecutors pursue crimes of sexual violence involving students. In addition, the roundtable was a forum to suggest improvements and changes to ensure that survivors have confidence in both systems, that educational institutions have the tools necessary to protect students, and that law enforcement agencies and prosecutors have the training and support they need to bring perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
To view the other roundtable discussions visit:
· May 19, 2014 http://www.c-span.org/video/?319448-1/campus-sexual-assault