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Sex Crimes are up on US college and university campuses

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The report released today says 3,300 sex offenses were reported on campuses in 2011, which is the latest data available for researchers to analyze. I spoke with the Director of Student Life at Carroll College, Doctor Jim Hardwick who says despite these findings, 95 percent of Carroll students feel safe at the college.

"Helena, Montana is two and a half times safer than the average U.S. city," Hardwick said. "It gives our students a sense of safety and of personal comfort in going from campus to downtown."

Hardwick said counseling and campus ministry resources are available for students who are victims of a sex crime.

Hadrwick said, "They're able to work with students not only in dealing with what happened to them but also to engage with law enforcement so they're able to report crimes."

But what the college is focusing on this fall is addressing the issue from the beginning. Due to changes in the Violence Against Women Act, Carroll College plans to teach students how to be advocates for safety.

"We're launching bystander education to try to inform people of how they can intervene, or best help a student that may be in a bad situation," Hardwick said.

Hardwick says its campaigns and programs like this that helps students feel more comfortable with reaching out for help. 

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