Intimate Partner Violence Policies on Campus:
Best Practices for College Campuses in Connecticut
The following report is the result of a collaboration between CCADV and the Injury Prevention Center at CT Children's Medical Center/Hartford Hospital. A statewide needs assessment of Connecticut college and university policies related to intimate partner violence (IPV - abusive behavior between two individuals in a romantic, dating or sexual relationship) was conducted in the fall of 2013. The assessment sought to better understand existing campus policies and procedures, the presence of awareness and prevention activities on campus, and the availability of services for victims of intimate partner violence. Of the 25 Connecticut institutions of higher education that were surveyed, 22 (88%) participated. The best practices contained in the report are intended to help colleges and universities develop and implement strong policies and procedures that promote safer campus environments.