DOJ hosts first of its kind campus sexual assault training
6/1/2017
WSAW Channel 7 Wausau

​By Emily Davies

More than 100 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocates, and university professionals from all over Wisconsin are going back to college, getting an education on today's world of campus sexual assault.

"This is the first time we've done this in the state," said Attorney General Brad Schimel. "This," being having all players involved with investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases. He explained the "family," as he called it, of those involved with investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes need to be on the same page...

..."The goal is to care for survivors and our broader community, that survivors really need to be believed and listened to," added UWSP Dean of Students Troy Seppelt.

While Seppelt's perspective is now widely shared, speaking from prior prosecution experience, Schimel said how sexual assaults were handled in the past was much different, making survivors less likely to come forward for help.

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