New law to require colleges, universities to notify police of felonies or missing persons

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York is requiring colleges and universities to notify police within 24 hours after a violent felony is reported or someone goes missing from university housing.

The law will take effect in January.

Legislators cite federal data indicating one in five college females have been sexually assaulted and only 12 percent are reported to law enforcement.

 

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