Albertus Magnus College Awarded Second US Department of Justice Grant

$270,000 From Office on Violence Against Women

New Haven, Conn., September 30, 2021 – Albertus Magnus College is pleased to announce that the United States Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has once again awarded a three-year grant totaling $270,000 to the College. This grant will allow Albertus to proactively strengthen services and raise awareness on campus and throughout the surrounding community so that those impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking will be more likely to come forward and access available resources.

“This grant provides the financial resources, training, and support to create an even safer campus environment and college experience for our students,” said Andrew Foster, vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Albertus.

“We look forward to our continued support of our students and the opportunity to work even more closely with our community partners,” said Erin Morrell, associate dean for Campus Activities and Orientation who also serves as the project director for the grant program.

Albertus first received this grant back in 2018 and used it to implement collaborations with partnering agencies in New Haven to better respond to reports, to establish events including Take Back the Night for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors and the Trans and Non-Binary Voice panel. The GIVE POWER (Gender-based and Intimate partner Violence Education, Prevention, and Outreach With Empowering Resources) committee – made up on students, staff, faculty, and community partners – was also created under the grant. This round of funding will go to hiring a program coordinator, host training and programming on campus, as well as communicate available resources to students and the community.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.