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VICTIM ASSISTANCE TEAM STATISTICS

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016

  • Advocates provided 1758 interventions to 484 survivors: 247 new and 237 who had received services previously.  Our interventions increased to 1742 from 1366 in 2014-2015.
  • These interventions totaled 749 hours of advocacy.
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  • The on-call Victim Assistance Team volunteers received 112 calls and provided 58 hours of these interventions. In 2014-2015 we had 42 VAT calls totaling 14 hours.
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  • Retention:
  • Of the 189 survivors (for whom we had student ID information) who received services in AY 15-16, 95% graduated or are planning to return for FA16.

Demographics & Violence Info (calculated for the 247 new cases)

  • CSU Affiliation:
    • 42% undergraduate student (16% first year, 8% sophomore, 9% junior, 9% senior), 6% graduate student, 54% affiliation unknown (could include parents, faculty/staff, callers who chose to remain anonymous, and others).
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    • Demographics (of those for whom we had CSU ID info, as reported by Aries for Fall 2015, and Self-report through the intake form for Spring 2016):

  1. Gender: 90% women, 4% male, 1% trans*, 5% no response
  2. Race: 5% Asian American/Pacific Islander, 7% Black, 11% Hispanic/Latinx, 10% Multiracial, 2% Native American, 65% White.
  3. Sexual orientation: 2% Bisexual, 1% gay, 17% heterosexual, 1% lesbian, 1% pansexual, 5% Queer, 78% from fall semester or declined to respond in spring semester
  • Of the 246 new survivors, 84% were primary survivors and 15% were secondary survivors (4% no response).
  • Type of violence:

    • 50% sexual assault, 6% stalking, 13% intimate partner violence, 5% adult survivor of child sexual abuse, 12% sexual harassment, 2% attempted sexual assault, 6% other, 6% no response
      • Notable trend: Sexual harassment increased from 1% to 12%
  • Time since assault:
    • 15% less than 24 hours, 22% 24 hours -5 days, 10% within past month, 18% 1 month to 1 year, 9% 1-5 years, 3% 5+ years, 13% ongoing, 3% historical (time unknown), 1% recent (time unknown), 3% unable to obtain
  • Location of assault:
    • 57% off campus, 25% on campus, 4% on and off campus, 2% Primarily Electronic, 1% unable to obtain
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Perpetrator Information:

  • Perpetrator’s Relationship to Survivor:
    • 16% acquaintance, 8% dating relationship, 2% date, 15% friend, 9% stranger, 11% previously dating, 1% current spouse/intimate partner, 3% former intimate partner, 4% teacher/professor, 1% employer, 3% service provider, 2% parent/guardian, 2% other relative, 4% co-worker, 4% other, 6% unable to obtain
    • Notable trends
  • Perpetrator Gender:
    • 83% Men, 3% Women, 1% transgender, 1% unable to obtain
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Service Engagement:

  • Reporting to police:
    • 23% reported to the police.
  • Reporting to the University:
    • 11% of reported to the university. (21% of the cases were not eligible to report to the university because the perpetrator was non-affiliated).
    • An additional 6% were mandatory reports.
  • Referral Source:
    • 13% another student, 5% other staff/faculty on campus, 14% Residence/Apartment Life , 1% CSUPD, 3% VAT poster, 1% VAT magnet, 6% CSU Health Network Counseling/Medical Services, 4% internet, 1% CRSCS, 3% Known to office, 5% Student Case Management, 5% Support and Safety Assessment/Consult Team, 8% other, 3% unable to obtain