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New U.Md. Program Aims to Prevent Sexual Assaults

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    Freshman at the University of Maryland now can enroll in a new pilot program aimed at preventing sex assaults.

    Former U.Md. student and rape survivor Lauren Redding designed the Violence Intervention and Prevention program.

    Currently, 300 to 600 incoming students will be randomly enrolled in the program. Students not selected can sign up online.

    The goal is to educate male and female students about issues of violence.

    Program organizers have petitioned the school to make it permanent. If approved in October, the seminar would be mandatory for future incoming freshmen.