Abstract

Sexual assault on college campuses is persistently underreported; therefore, Clery Act sexual assault statistics are not strong indicators of incidence. Instead, they may indicate whether students feel comfortable reporting on a particular campus. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Office on Violence Against Women Campus Grant on sexual assault statistics by using propensity score matching. The results suggest that applying for the grant (whether or not it was received) is associated with a 16–22% increase in reporting while receiving the grant was associated with a 24% increase. Implications for policy, practice, and future research are addressed.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 63-89
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-12
Open Access
No
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