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House Commission On College Sexual Assault Holds Testimony Hearing Monday

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Two survivors of sexual assault will testify Monday before a statehouse commission aimed at curbing sexual violence on college campuses. Commission...

Two survivors of sexual assault will testify Monday before a statehouse commission aimed at curbing sexual violence on college campuses.

Commission member Peg Langhammer directs the nonprofit Day One, which helped to arrange the victims’ testimony. Langhammer said they will share details from their personal experiences and discuss what happened after the sexual assault.

"What kind of support services they received, if they went through the legal process what that was like, what things worked for them what was helpful, what wasn’t helpful, they’ll suggest what needs to be changed," said Langhammer.

A national survey and a survey of students at Brown University suggest that as many as one in four women at college campuses experience some type of unwanted sexual contact. The Special House Commission on Campus Sexual Assault is looking at how to reduce those numbers in Rhode Island and how to make it easier for students to report incidents of sexual assault.

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This is the second meeting of the newly formed commission.
This is the second meeting of the newly formed commission.