U. of San Francisco to Implement New Sexual Assault Reporting System
The University of San Francisco revealed last week that it will become the first college to implement Callisto, a new online system for reporting campus sexual assault.
Developed by the nonprofit organization Sexual Health Innovations, Callisto is a third-party reporting system that was designed with input from sexual assault survivors. According to the New York City-based company’s website, Callisto is designed to “provide a more empowering, transparent and confidential reporting experience for college sexual assault survivors, to give schools better data about campus assault and to facilitate the identification of repeat assailants.”
What makes Callisto different from other systems is that its users can report the assault on their own time without feeling the pressure to report to the school or to local police. Callisto allows the person to fill out an incident report, receive an explanation of his or her options and then save the report as a time-stamped record that can be returned to later for submission.