Safe campus

Violence Prevention Project funded again

The university has received its fourth round of federal funding to support the Campus Violence Prevention Project.

The latest $306,456 grant from the Justice Departmentís Office on Violence Against Women brings to $1.36 million the total amount of funding Tufts has received to conduct educational and outreach work in sexual assault and rape, relationship violence and stalking.

The violence prevention program coordinates on-campus victim services; fosters relationships with off-campus providers; reviews protocols and on-campus judicial processes; trains police officers and educates students, staff and faculty members.

The Campus Violence Prevention Project is led by Peggy Barrett, director of the Womenís Center. Members of the executive committee for the project are Michelle Bowdler, director of Health Services; Lisa Coleman, director of the African American Center; and Yolanda King, director of Residential Life.

For more information about the program, go to http://ase.tufts.edu/safecampus.