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Read our latest newsletter: February 2017.


"Jane Doe Inc. keeps us grounded in the current policy developments, information, and emerging topics in domestic and sexual violence. Through their system change work and government relations, they rise our voice and share survivors’ concerns and needs. I can’t imagine leading a local agency without the support and expertise that I receive as a member of JDI. " ~ Marianne Winters - Executive Director at Safe Passage Inc.

The Issues

Sexual violence, rape and sexual harassment on high school and college campuses is a widespread problem - affecting as many as 1 in 5 students.  This violence impacts the survivors ability to succeed in school and effects the learning environment in general.  You can help make a difference.  Start by learning more about the issues.

Background, Summary & Fact Sheet 
Produced by the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (2011), you’ll find statistics and facts along with information on the effects of sexual assault against college students.

Created by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, NotAlone.gov provides resources for those working to prevent or respond to sexual assault on college and university campuses. The website provides information on victims’ rights, crisis centers, how to file a complaint, and links to federal data and reports on the topic.

Center for Changing Our Campus Culture: An Online Resource to Address Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking
Supported by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women in collaboration with its designated Campus Program Technical Assistance Provider Team. This comprehensive online clearinghouse provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action
Written by the White House Council on Women and Girls in 2014, this report analyzes the most recent data relating to rape and sexual assault on campus and outlines ways to change social norms, improve criminal justice response, and protect students from sexual assault.  

CalCASA 2014 Student Summit Report
Based on discussions at the California Student Summit on Sexual Assault in April of 2014, this report, although California specific, gives good insight into the minds of students everywhere. Key themes discussed at the summit are highlighted, as well as recommendations that are student- and survivor-centered.

The Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault Study
Published by the National Institute of Justice (2010), this study was created in an effort to close current gaps in literature towards this subject matter. It includes an introduction, background information, research methods and the final findings. This study will benefit anyone interested in the updated information on Sexual Assault on HBCUs.

Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School
Published by the American Association of University Women, this report of a survey conducted in 2011 presents comprehensive research on sexual harassment in grades 7–12 and the negative impact it has on students’ education. Along with sobering statistics, the report includes concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment.  

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