East Georgia State College receives $399,117 grant from Department of Justice
Last edited: October 23, 2023 by
East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently received a $399,117 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The grant was awarded as part of the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program).
EGSC plans to use the funds to reduce the impact of DVDVSAS on the campus through a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) that includes internal and community partners. Specifically, the College plans to (1) hire a project director to guide and track grant activities and work with the CCRT, (2) evaluate its prevention/education programs for students and provide bystander training, (3) provide DVDVSAS training to campus law enforcement and the College’s Disciplinary Team that includes victim-centered, trauma-informed techniques, and (4) work with The Refuge at Vidalia (The Refuge) and Sunshine House to provide confidential and comprehensive victim services.
“This grant will further strengthen the College’s efforts in creating an environment that is safe for our campus community. Putting together a successful grant application would not have been possible without the contributions of this grant’s development team along with support from our community partners,” said Dr. Da’Mon Andrews, Associate Vice President for Grants and Data Analytics.