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DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, & STALKING POLICY AND ULM Robert Hanser & Pamela Saulsberry VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM (VPIP)
What is VPIP? 1. The Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (VPIP) is a funded project to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. 2. VPIP is funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
What is Green Dot & Bystander Training? Green Dot is the name for a nationally recognized curriculum for campus bystander training. Bystander training is one type of training that VPIP conducts to educate students, staff, and faculty on techniques to prevent sexual assault and dating violence.
Policy Overview 1. Domestic Violence (General Terminology) 2. Relationship and/or Dating Abuse 3. Sexual Violence 4. Stalking 5. Who to contact
What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence describes any pattern of coercive behavior that is used by one person to gain power and control over another. May include physical violence, sexual, emotional and psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, stalking, the use of electronic devices, or tactics that exert economic control over the victim.
Common Characteristics Violent intent; The threat of violence; Harassing or intimidating actions; Interference with an individual's legal rights of movement or expression; or, Disruption to campus operations, the academic environment, or the University's ability to provide service to the public.
Relationship and/or Dating Abuse Threatening to cause, attempting to cause, or causing bodily injury or unwanted physical contact. Examples might include slapping, pulling hair, punching, or sexual assault; Intentionally obstructing the free movements of another person. Examples might include removing a student from their residence or place of work when one does not have the legal authority to do so; keeping a student in isolation or confinement when one does not have the legal authority to do so; monitoring phone calls or email without permission from the student; Attempting to place a student in fear through specific behaviors that would likely be viewed as threatening or intimidating.
Sexual Violence a) physical force, violence, threat, or intimidation; b) ignoring the objections of another person; c) causing another’s intoxication or impairment through the use of drugs or alcohol; or d) taking advantage of another person’s incapacitation, state of intimidation, helplessness or other inability to consent
Stalking Non-consensual communication, including face-to-face, phone calls, voice messages, text messages, electronic mail, any form of online sources, written letters, unwanted gifts. 2. Continued attempts to communicate with the student when the student and/or university authorities have informed the abuser that the student does not wish contact. 3. Threats of death, bodily injury, sexual assault, kidnapping, or any other act of violence toward the student or the student’s family or friends.
Stalking 4. Using surveillance and other types of hidden observation of the student’s activities. 5. Trespassing upon the student’s property and/or within the student’s living quarters.
Procedures for Reporting Report the violence or threat of violence either in person or by telephone to the UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, 342-5350, N. McGuire St. In non-emergency situations, call the VPIP at 318- 342-1757 if hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or call 318-331-6952 during evening, late night, or weekend hours.
NOTICE This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0024 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.