Calling college campus sexual assaults a “scourge,” attorney general candidate Warren Tolman released a five-point plan Wednesday, saying he would “task every school in the Commonwealth with teaching intervention and prevention strategies to all young men and women.”

Calling college campus sexual assaults a “scourge,” attorney general candidate Warren Tolman released a five-point plan Wednesday, saying he would “task every school in the Commonwealth with teaching intervention and prevention strategies to all young men and women.”

A spokesman for the campaign said the attorney general has “wide authority” over consumer protection, nonprofits and crimes.

“We need to stop placing the burden of defense against assaults on women,” Tolman said in a statement. “Introducing male and female college students to bystander training to learn intervention strategies will be central to combating this scourge. Men are most often the perpetrators of these crimes, and it’s time to make them part of the solution.”

Tolman and his rival in the Democratic primary Maura Healey have disagreed previously over whether the AG would have authority to require fingerprint trigger locks on all new guns sold in Massachusetts, with Tolman saying the office has that power.

Tolman said he would meet annually with students, college presidents, coaches and others to share ideas, and would create a liaison on campus assault who would ensure campuses comply with a federal requirement known as Title IX dictating how campuses handle sexual assaults.

Tolman would also require standardized and comprehensive reporting on campus crime mandated by the federal Clery Act, passed in 1990, and require those Clery Act reports to be submitted to state authorities.

Massachusetts is a hub of higher education, a feature that officials often tout, saying it gives the state’s economy an advantage.