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Other Major Safety Laws

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA):

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a broad-based law formulated in 1994 in response to the increasing violence against women in America. The act has provisions starting from the funding of domestic violence programs to new civil rights remedies for women who were victims of gender-based attacks. (From


Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution's participation in federal student financial aid programs, and it applies to most institutions of higher education, both public and private. The act is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.