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Bringing Title IX to Bear on the Problem of Sexual Violence in Schools: Part Two of a Two-Part Series
July 10th, 2012 by

The federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is charged with implementation of Title IX, has turned its attention to the problem of sexual violence in schools.  As I explained in Part One of this series, OCR recently issued guidelines for school districts regarding how to deal with sexual violence, and how to ensure compliance with Title IX’s non-discrimination mandate.  Moreover, OCR recently found a school district in non-compliance with Title IX due to its mishandling of a sexual-assault complaint in a high school.  In this column, I will examine both OCR’s approach to sexual violence, and its findings in this recent case.

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