Acts of sexual violence are also prohibited under VAWA/Campus SaVE that amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) and Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103–322. Acts of sexual violence are violations under New Jersey criminal laws as well.
The Campus Police Department is responsible for implementing the Clery Act, preparing the Annual Security and Safety Report, training campus security and reporting authorities, providing crime prevention education, and conducting criminal investigations.
Clery Act crimes must be reported by Campus Security Authorities to the Campus Police Department for statistical reporting, without disclosing any personal identifying information if the complainant chooses not to report, whereas reports to the Chief Officer/Title IX Coordinator do identify the complainant for purposes of ensuring the complainant receives information on resources and reporting the misconduct.
Sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking are crimes under the New Jersey Penal Code. Victims of these crimes are strongly encouraged to file a criminal complaint with the appropriate police jurisdiction in which the alleged incident occurred. It is important to note, however, that a complainant of sexual violence has the right to choose not to report the incident to the police.