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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS FACED A MAJOR ATTACK TODAY

: The Department is conducting a formal comment process to make formal goals and so we’re very much engaging with that to make sure that survivors and students and parents are heard during the process. Most importantly we’re educating survivors about their rights. We’re doing Know Your Rights trainings and putting out Know Your Rights materials so survivors know their schools still have to investigate sexual assault and still have to support them. We’re organizing students on campuses across the country to demand that their schools support and protect them even if the federal government won’t. We’re also working on state legislation to protect survivors. If the federal government isn’t going to protect survivors, then states can and should step in. For example, California just passed legislation that is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk that codify many protections in the ‘Dear Colleague’ letter into state law. Read More… http://ift.tt/2wHeZs2


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