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On-Campus Victim Advocacy

In 2018, Jefferson College received a grant (OVW Grant Project 2018-WA-AX-0047) from the Office of Violence Against Women under the Department of Justice. The Violence Prevention Project's main goal is to reduce and eliminate dating/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on Jefferson College's campus. To learn more about how to help a friend or find more information on awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, please contact Project Coordinator Saranda Lund at 636-481-3269 or at slund@jeffco.edu or the On-Campus Victim Advocate Alexis Lowery at 636-481-3267 or at alowery3@jeffco.edu


Victim Services 

An On-Campus Victim Advocate is able to assist you after you have experienced dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking on or off-campus.  The advocate is exempt from reporting to the Title IX Coordinator; however, they may report non-identifying information to the Clery Officer for crime statistic purposes. An advocate's role is to support you in your decision-making, they will provide you with the options you have and are dedicated to finding resources that best serve your needs.

If you or someone you know may be in need of victim services, please reach out to Alexis Lowery at alowery3@jeffco.edu for assistance. For immediate crisis intervention please contact one of the hotlines below if it is outside of business hours. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Domestic Violence Text line: 1-800-787-3224
Love is Respect Text Line: Text LOVEIS to 22522
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

A Safe Place Domestic Violence Shelter: 636-232-2301

SPARC

Jefferson College adopted the Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC) to provide a customized prevention and education program related to the topics of Sexual Harassment, including Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.  Currently this course is in all COL courses and linked to the Title IX webpage here. For more information, please visit our Title IX webpage at https://www.jeffco.edu/titleIX, or contact Kristine Bogue, Deputy Title IX Coordinator-Students at kbogue1@jeffco.edu, 636-481-3158, 440-462-5959 text, or Student Center 209. 


Bystander Intervention 

Bystander intervention is an important interpersonal violence prevention tool that anyone can use for a variety of scenarios. 
There are 4 D's of bystander intervention: 

  • Direct 
    • Confront the situation directly 
  • Distract 
    • Distract the people in the situation
  • Delegate 
    • Call JeffCo Police at 9-1-1
  • Delay
    • Follow up later. Use this sparingly. 

These four D's can help you intervene when you see or hear something that causes you concern.
To learn more about being a bystander, contact Saranda Lund at slund@jeffco.edu for more information. 


Coordinated Community Response Team 

As part of our response to reducing and eliminating dating/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus, we have developed a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT). This team is made up of members from various on-campus departments and community agencies. The CCRT is made up of four tracks to assist in our response. These tracks are the prevention track which focuses on prevention education, the student conduct track which focuses on student conduct and policy, the law enforcement track that focuses on working with the Jefferson College Police Department and the Law Enforcement Academy, and lastly the Victim Services track which supports and advocates for survivors of interpersonal violence. The graphic below highlights the four tracks and which departments and community agencies are on each track. 

CCRT Graphic


Contact Us

Saranda Lund - Project Coordinator 
slund@jeffco.edu 
636-481-3269
Student Center 206 

Alexis Lowery - On-Campus Victim Advocate 
alowery3@jeffco.edu
636-481-3267
Student Center 207

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