Stopping Campus Sexual Assault

The current campus-based adjudication system for sexual assault represents second-class justice for victims and the accused. SAVE has compiled numerous resources and solutions, including information about:

Domestic Violence

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act features a new Inclusion Mandate that bans discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.”

In response, SAVE has established the Inclusive-VAWA Resource Center.

INCLUSIVE VAWA

‘Victim-Centered’ Investigations:

Presuming a Crime Before the Investigation

Many rape activists have embraced what they call “victim-centered” investigations. Advocates of this approach claim they are only seeking to assure fairness in the investigative process.

In fact, “victim-centered” investigations represent a removal of fundamental notions of impartiality and objectivity from sexual assault investigations.

See more information HERE.

Affirmative Consent Policies Under Fire 

As affirmative consent, “yes-means-yes” policies are being considered, a growing number of judges, legal  scholars, and commentators are expressing reservations over the policy.

A recent position paper by the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers describes affirmative consent as “unconstitutional” because it would “shift the burden of proof to the accused.”

See more information HERE.

 


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Victims and Survivors

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Falsely Accused

Domestic violence
Sexual assault
Child abuse

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Service Providers

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