UC president advises lawmakers on deterring sexual assaults

Jul 29, 2015 1:45 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of the University of California tells federal lawmakers that training to deter sexual assaults on campus should begin on the first day of school.

A Senate committee is working on legislation designed to provide new resources for college students who are sex crime victims.

They asked UC President Janet Napolitano to talk about California's recent work to reduce assaults.

Napolitano says more than 400,000 faculty members and students will receive training this fall about preventing and reporting sex crimes. Napolitano also says the UC system has established an office at each campus that victims can turn to for help.

When senators asked how best to foster cultural changes, Napolitano says it's important to raise the issue of sexual violence from the first day a student shows up.

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