Sexual Assault

Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education

[Consult with your Institution Attorney first]. Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education. As institutions of higher education are acutely aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX Rule takes effect this Friday, August 14, 2020. Pursuant to the new rule, colleges and universities are required to prepare and implement a […]

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OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools Unlisted

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Settlement Approved in Miami-Dade County School Sexual Assault Lawsuit

SOURCE (Miami, FL) This week, a federal court in Florida approved a settlement in Jane Doe v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County. The case was originally filed in January 2019 by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) with co-counsel Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Florida attorneys, Allison Hertog and Alice K. Nelson. The complaint alleged […]

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AAU Releases 2019 Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Source: https://www.aau.edu/newsroom/press-releases/aau-releases-2019-survey-sexual-assault-and-misconduct The following is a statement from the Association of American Universities about the release of the aggregate report from the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct: The Association of American Universities today released the aggregate report from the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct, a follow-up to […]

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She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.

“Bill Howe, the former state Title IX coordinator for Connecticut, said that in his 17 years visiting districts to train employees, he regularly encountered officials who had little understanding of the requirements under the law. What most likely happened in this school is typical of many schools — no training, poor training, or they might have a policy […]

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