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Someplace Safe receives grant to start college violence prevention program

Someplace Safe recently announced it was one of four organizations statewide selected by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault to receive the Community Primary Prevention Program grant.

Someplace Safe recently announced it was one of four organizations statewide selected by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault to receive the Community Primary Prevention Program grant.

This grant will support the development and implementation of campus-based sexual violence prevention programming on three campuses, located in Someplace Safe's service area. This project will also deepen Someplace Safe's on-going work with college-aged students by providing for further collaboration and partnership with the University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls, and Alexandria Community and Technical College.

"Knowing that women ages 18-24 who are enrolled in college, are three times more likely than women in other age brackets to experience sexual violence, and that male college-aged students are 78 percent more likely than non-students to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, targeted prevention efforts are needed to work toward a reduction in the prevalence of sexual violence of college-aged individuals.

"Someplace Safe is grateful to expand prevention efforts in partnership with the University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls, and Alexandria Community and Technical College", said Sheila Korby, Someplace Safe Executive Director.

As the leading sexual violence advocacy and prevention program in the region, Someplace Safe is well positioned to partner with these rural colleges and universities to effectively educate students about and reduce the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses.

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