This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,315,906)
Many campuses lack the training and resources to adequately address sexual assault, and rape crisis services are often minimal; appropriate sanctions and management options for perpetrators are practically non-existent. To address this lack of programming, at the recommendation of the White House, the SMART Office developed and posted a competitive grant solicitation in FY 2014 for the Campus Sexual Assault Perpetrator Treatment Pilot Project. The purpose of the solicitation is to create a treatment curriculum for campus perpetrators of sexual assault and to pilot test the curriculum on one or more college campuses. This project is authorized by Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76, 128 Stat 5, 63, January 17, 2014.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University was recommended and awarded funds under the FY 2014 Campus Sexual Assault Perpetrator Treatment Pilot Project. The goals of the project will include the development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based, interdisciplinary response to individualized sanctioning of student perpetrators. Products will include a tailored risk and needs evaluation protocol and a modularized, flexible, multi-component treatment curriculum. Procedures will include: 1) conducting an environmental scan of the judicial processes at 50 institutions selected for diversity; 2) identifying the risk factors and treatment needs that distinguish students with greater likelihood of committing sexual assault in a large sample of undergraduates from four universities; 3) using these results and extant literature to design a risk and needs assessment protocol and a best practice, evidence-based treatment curriculum; 4) educating student conduct to use tools to individualize therapeutic sanctions; 5) training clinicians to administer the treatment curriculum with fidelity to intervention modality and dosage; 6) pilot testing the approach within the judicial sanction process at five diverse educational institutions guided by direct consultation for the first 3 cases and monthly thereafter; and 7) evaluating the implementation through a structured debriefing after twelve months.
The SMART Office sought applications for the creation of treatment standards for of the project is to promote evidence-based knowledge and use that information to create adult and adolescent sex offenders. The goal benchmarks for federal and state agencies that make decisions regarding the reduction of registration periods for certain sex offenders, based upon a clean record. SMART seeks to achieve this goal through the creation of such standards.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) will use these supplemental funds to directly support critical Phase II implementation and the preparation of all materials to be used throughout the treatment protocol of the overall project. The FDU and University of Arizona teams, as well as consultants, will continue to work on and expand the deliverables, and broaden the evaluations of Phase II implementation. This includes sustained support for the development of a risk appraisal scale for adjudicators, interview templates and treatment needs, progress scale, videographies for therapists, and direct consultation in case management at participating colleges and universities. ca/ncf