Key Point: 'Last year, the university also significantly broadened and clarified its policy against sexual violence and harassment, including domestic violence, stalking and date rape. UC adopted an affirmative consent standard that defines consent as unambiguous, voluntary, informed and revocable.'
8.4.15 | Konrad Nagy
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Naddia Palacios has been recently appointed as UCR’s new Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Advocate, which means she will be a key member of UC Riverside’s team to address and prevent sexual violence.
Palacios came to UCR from Occidental College, where she served as the Project S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Program Manager and Survivor Advocate. In that role, she oversaw all sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking intervention and prevention services for the college.
“I feel very honored to have been appointed the new CARE Advocate at one of the most diverse universities in the nation,” Palacios said. “Everyone is eager to collaborate as I begin the journey of creating a great CARE program for our students. I hope to use my expertise to establish protocols and systems that will continue to assure that survivors of sexual violence are treated with dignity and respect.”
In June, 2014, UC President Janet Napolitano formed the President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault. The task force has developed and helped implement systemwide recommendations to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual violence on UC campuses.
The recommendations include establishing a “CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct” at every campus with full-time trained staff, and making sure that web resources are unified and consistent at each campus. UCR’s user-friendly, one-stop portal for quick access to campus resources and important information is at http://www.sexualviolence.ucr.edu