Pennsylvania starts campaign to end campus, school sex crime


ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is helping kick off Pennsylvania’s new campaign to prevent sexual assaults in high schools and on college campuses.

Wolf introduced the campaign at Elizabethtown College on Friday. His administration plans to develop policy recommendations and resources for high schools and colleges.

An estimated 1 in 5 college women experience an attack.

In 2014, President Barack Obama unveiled the “It’s On Us” campaign to encourage everyone to make stopping sexual assault a personal responsibility.

Obama also launched a task force that recommended action campuses could take to protect victims.

The U.S. Department of Education publicly exposed the list of colleges under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault complaints and says reports of sex offenses on college campuses nearly doubled over five years.

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