Guam – The University of Guam’s Violence Against Women Prevention Program received a new $300,000.00 Federal Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
This grant will help to educate University of Guam students, faculty, and staff about issues related to violence against women and to support the prevention of these crimes on our campus and in the broader community.
The University will use the grant for the following purposes:
(1) Strengthen the campus and community response to violence against women on campus;
(2) Further develop and implement campus policies, protocols, and services that more effectively identify and respond to crimes of violence against women;
(3) Expand programs to train key University personnel to respond effectively in cases involving violence against women;
(4) Expand education programs for the prevention of violence against women for students, faculty, and staff, including a specialized prevention and
education program for all incoming students;
(5) Create and disseminate new materials providing information about victims’ options on and off campus;
(6) Further develop a comprehensive victim service program on campus providing assistance to victims. While the University of Guam itself does not have high rates of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, these crimes occur frequently in the community.
The grant was written by Dr. Iain Twaddle, Dr. Seyda Turk Smith, Maira Rios, and Junelyn Hautea.