AG Shapiro's Report On Campus Safety Makes Over 30 Recommendations

The study by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro focuses in the areas of sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse and mental health.

Joe DeStio

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – A report on campus safety in Pennsylvania makes 31 recommendations on how to make student life safer.

The study by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro focuses in the areas of sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse and mental health.

“While Pennsylvania’s 200 institutions of higher learning strive to do their best to protect students every day, there is always more that can be done,” according to Shapiro.

The report is based on five roundtables held at Slippery Rock University, the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University, Lincoln University, and Dickinson College.

Among its recommendations; improved student support structures, bystander intervention training, reduce stigma, and create a special victims unit within campus police.

Shapiro had praise for the University of Pittsburgh where he released the report, calling it, “best in class.”

As for the report itself, Shapiro said he hopes it doesn’t gather dust in some college president’s office but is used, shared, and marked up as colleges and universities improve safety.

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