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This morning in Warrensburg on the campus of the University of Central Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D) discussed proposed legislation addressing campus sexual violence with a panel of administrators, professional staff, and law enforcement officers.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) in Warrensburg on the campus of the University of Central Missouri – October 8, 2014.

A release from Senator McCaskill’s office:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 8, 2014

TODAY: ‘Claire on Campus’ Tour Brings McCaskill to University of Central Missouri

& Avila University for Discussions on Combating Sexual Violence


Senator to hear directly from students, educators, law enforcement in tour across state,

will rally support for her bipartisan legislation to empower students, strengthen accountability

WARRENSBURG/KANSAS CITY – As part of her “Claire on Campus” tour across the state, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will visit the University of Central Missouri and Avila University on Wednesday to talk directly with students, educators, and law enforcement on ways to combat sexual violence on campus-and get feedback on her bipartisan legislation to protect and empower students, and strengthen accountability and transparency for institutions.

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McCaskill will not discuss any specific case or investigation during her tour-but instead, will seek support and feedback from the state’s higher education community on her bipartisan bill, and on how best to combat sexual violence.

In July, McCaskill and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, to take aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions-including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices. Earlier this year, McCaskill announced the results of her unprecedented nationwide survey of how sexual assaults are handled on college campuses, which demonstrated a disturbing failure by many institutions to comply with the law and with best practices in how they handle sexual violence against students. McCaskill also held a series of Senate roundtable discussions, which convened stakeholders from across the country to focus on the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act, Title IX, and the Criminal Justice System & the Administrative Process.

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In addition to the panel, Senator McCaskill listened to comments from individuals in the audience.

Previously: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in Warrensburg – October 8, 2014 (October 8, 2014)