Omaha Public Radio News
8:21 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Office of Violence Prevention and Intervention coming to Creighton University

Omaha, NE – Creighton University plans to add an office of violence prevention and intervention this fall.

The University and Omaha's Womens Center for Advancement received a grant for the program. It'll be part of Creighton's Division of Student Life.

Allison Taylor, Assistant Dean of Student Life, says the office will expand on services already offered at Creighton. "We're still going to offer the advocacy services, so students who may be affected by violence, either personally or through a friend or family member, they can come in and we can help be a great referral agent for resources in the community. We can also help them navigate some of these different judicial systems and whatnot in the city of Omaha."

Taylor says the grant will pay for a staff member, training, and materials on sexual assault, violence, and cyberbullying. The goal is to stop instances of violence before they happen.