October 19, 2015
New Jersey is inching closer toward developing a college sexual assault task force to help prevent assaults and aid victims in the recovery process.
Representatives of four New Jersey colleges are expected to update the Senate Education Committee on its efforts to curb these crimes Monday, NewsWorks reports.
One of the main issues with campus sexual assault is that victims are often reluctant to speak out against their abusers, Sen. Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, told NewsWorks.
The state Assembly voted unanimously in June to create the 12-members task force, and if the full Senate and Gov. Chris Christie also approves it, the panel would have a year to issue guidelines.
The task force, which would include at least one campus sexual assault survivor, would be charged with examining how to overcome these crimes.
Read the full NewsWorks article here.