Maloney introduces Campus SaVE Act to help reduce domestic and dating violence at colleges and universities
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced H.R. 2016, the “Campus SaVE Act,” which would close a gap in the law by improving education institutions’ disclosure of reports of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
The Campus SaVE Act would require colleges and universities to include statistics of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking complaints in their annual security reports; require statements of policy on these issues and procedures that are followed when complaints are filed and when disciplinary proceedings are conducted. It would also require that victims are provided an explanation of their rights and these policies and procedures in writing when they file a complaint, and provides assistance to institutions to implement these requirements.
“Too often, these offenses go unreported because the victims are afraid or ignorant of institutional policies; and those offenses that do get reported are not included in security offices’ annual reports,” said Maloney. “Students—of both genders—and their parents should be made more aware of these procedures and polices and that’s whatmy bill would do.”
A copy of the HR 2016 is viewable here.