University of Missouri system hires consultant to help sexual assault task force
04/16/2014 2:44 PM
04/17/2014 12:27 AM
University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe announced Wednesday that a risk management consultant had been hired to assess the issues raised by the investigation in the alleged sexual assault of former Missouri swimmer Sasha Menu Courey.
The university system hired the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management group “to provide a third-party assessment of the materials collected by the sexual assault and mental health services task force,” according a release from Wolfe’s office.
The risk management group is expected to review the sexual assault reporting and mental health services at each of the system’s four campuses with the goal of creating a more “safe, secure and respectful campus environment.”
The group also will assess the information from the Dowd Bennett Law Firm’s independent investigation into MU’s handling of the Menu Courey situation and make its own recommendations.
Menu Courey alleged that she was raped by at least one football player in February and subsequently committed suicide, but Dowd Bennett report found that the university lacked adequate policies regarding the reporting of sexual assault and failed to launch an investigation in a timely manner.
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