Department of Justice officials on campus tour to raise awareness about violence against women

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In an effort to raise awareness about violence against women, the United States Department of Justice is currently visiting 12 colleges and universities across the country.

“The tour is part of the Justice Department’s year-long commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At 12 universities around the nation, Justice Department officials will speak with students about ways to prevent violence against women on college campuses, and the role that federal, state and local government, working with university staff, faculty and students, should play.”

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Campus Tour schedule:

March 8, 2010
Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)

March 9, 2010
Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli at Brown University (Providence, R.I.)

March 10, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West at Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.)

March 11, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Wash.)

March 12, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Ignacia S. Moreno at University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago)

March 15, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

March 23, 2010
Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women Catherine Pierce at East Central University (Ada, Okla.)

March 23, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West at Norfolk State University (Norfolk, Va.)

March 29, 2010
Director of the Community Oriented Police Services Program Bernard K. Melekian at University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

March 29, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich at University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.)

March 31, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Laurie O. Robinson at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

March 31, 2010
Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Ignacia S. Moreno at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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