Voorhees receives grant through U.S. Department of Justice
January 3, 2014
Voorhees College has recently
received a grant to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating
violence and stalking on campus. The grant was awarded through the U.S.
Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against
institution is expected to receive a total of $300,000 over the next
three years to implement programmatic strategies toward this
endeavor,” said Coretta Jamison, project director/victim service provider.
added, “Voorhees will provide bystander intervention training, which
will mobilize and organize men to respond to and prevent
sexual and domestic violence. Additionally, all incoming freshmen and
transfer students will be provided mandatory prevention education.”
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence against Women received 127 applications requesting more than $35 million.
Voorhees was one of only 28 projects selected for funding in 2013.
the next three years, Voorhees will use the funding to develop and
implement campus policies, protocols and services
that more effectively identify and respond to the crimes of women and
train campus administrators, faculty and staff members. The institution
will also implement and operate education programs for the prevention of
sexual assault, domestic violence, dating
violence and stalking and support improved coordination among campus
administrators, campus security personnel and law enforcement to reduce
crimes on women.
commend Mrs. Coretta Jamison on her hard work on campus working with
our young women,” said President Cleveland L. Sellers,
Jr. “I also thank the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence
against Women for providing us with an opportunity to continue building a
community on campus that uplifts our young women and gives them a
For more information, contact Teesa Brunson, communications director, at 803-780-1194 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.