MADISON, NJ - Approximately 400 incoming Drew University freshman participated in an orientation program aimed at educating students about sexual and relationship violence, announced the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Laura Magnone and Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator Alexis Rachel both held one hour presentations for students. The goal of the program was to educate the students about Drew University’s policies on sexual and relationship violence, the laws in New Jersey pertaining to sexual and relationship violence, reporting options for incidents both on and off campus, and general background information about sexual and relationship violence, said officials. Title IX, the education amendment focused on sex and gender equity, was also thoroughly covered in the presentation, they said. There was a question and answer session at the end of the event. 

“It is crucial to educate the incoming freshmen students about the dangers of sexual and relationship violence as they embark on the next step of their lives", said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. "I would like to thank Drew University for holding such an important educational program and for inviting the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to join".

 

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