Press Release
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2015
Contact: Jon Myers, (916) 491-3776
Twitter: @helpingvictims

“Hunting Ground” Screening Examines Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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Sacramento, CA —On Wednesday, April 22, the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) will be showing the documentary, “The Hunting Ground” at the Performing Arts Center at Sacramento City College. This documentary examines and investigates how universities across the country have handled crimes of sexual assault on their campuses.

“This film can be troubling as it depicts the reality of how many universities view and deal with the crime of sexual assault,” said Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Program. “It’s important that we raise awareness of these critical issues that our schools and our society face.”

The screening will be followed by a question and answer panel with representatives from campus law enforcement, victims’ advocates, Title IX representatives, and students. The discussions will be moderated by Deena Fulton, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the California Coalition Against Sexual Violence (CALCASA).

“I am excited to see that “The Hunting Ground” is being shown and to have the opportunity to be part of the conversation it will spark about how campuses can more effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence in a survivor-centered and trauma-informed way,” said Deena Fulton, CALCASA Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator.

The timing of this documentary viewing is meaningful as April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CalVCP is taking the opportunity to create a conversation about sexual assault, victims’ rights, and prevention and education strategies.

For more information about “The Hunting Ground” or this event, please visit our Screening page. This screening is open to the public and admission is free.

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) provides compensation for victims of violent crime who are injured or threatened with injury. Among the crimes covered are domestic violence, child abuse, sexual and physical assault, homicide, robbery, and vehicular manslaughter. Last fiscal year, the program assisted more than 600 individuals each week, and provided nearly $62 million in compensation to crime victims.

If a person meets eligibility criteria, CalVCP will compensate many types of services when the costs are not covered by other sources. Eligible services include medical and dental care, mental health services, income loss, funeral expenses, rehabilitation and relocation. Funding for CalVCP comes from restitution fines and orders, penalty assessments levied on persons convicted of crimes and traffic offenses, and matching federal funds.

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