In Michigan, First Lady Sue Snyder recently made an announcement about the creation of campus sexual assault workgroup. This is said to help develop resources which are meant for campus sexual assault survivors.
According to Snyder, this is a very important issue for Michigan and she is already excited on how the workgroup will be developing necessary resources for sexual assault. She explains that as a state, people need to do everything they can so that the survivors will be receiving necessary support and resources that they need in order to get started on their journey to healing.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board was asked by Snyder to create the workgroup that will be responsible in developing resources for campus sexual assault survivors. The resources will be made available for Michigan campuses along with their community partners.
The said resources are expected to provide campus sexual assault with related information on support services that are available in Michigan such as the following:
Some information on Title IX, the survivor’s varied options in filing for a sexual assault and personal protection order, connecting with law enforcement to get necessary help, some information on medical forensic examination for sexual assault victims, and connecting with campus and community that provide support services.
Assault service providers, community and state partners, and campus leader will be joining this workgroup. The workgroup has been given the responsibility to generate a survivor toolkit, which will be unveiled and distributed on September 24 at the third ‘Inform. Empower. Prevent’ summit.
The Eastern Michigan University will be hosting the summit. Its goal is to make Michigan a model in the fight against sexual assault in different campuses. The issue on campus assault will be one of the subjects that will be discussed during the summit where they plan to empower individuals as well as hope to finally bring an end to it.