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Des Moines Area Higher Ed Consortium Receives $510K Grant from U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Drake University, Grand View University and Simpson College will collectively receive a $510,000 grant for a consortium project entitled  “Central Iowa Colleges’ Coordinated Response” submitted to OVW’s "Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program."                                                                            

As a recipient of this competitive award, the four local colleges will work together, and with community partners including Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services, to strengthen and formalize education, policies, procedures and messaging to prevent and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.