$1.2M in Grants Meant to Help Campus Assault Victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Victims of sexual assault on Ohio campuses are getting additional support through more than $1.2 million in federal grants.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that the funds are part of $3 million in federal Victims of Crime Act funds that he set aside earlier this year to allow colleges and universities to provide additional programming, promote education and awareness and create partnerships with community-based organizations. 

The money went to four rape crisis centers and nine colleges and universities. They include Ohio State, Kent State, Bowling Green, Miami and the universities of Cincinnati and Toledo. 

An Association of American Universities report issued this year found nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities said they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college.