E-lert: Alma Mater Matters — Contact Your School Today!
A new trend called “victim-centered investigations” is troubling us at SAVE.
The gist of the new investigatory approach is to start from believing the complainant and to continue the investigation from the complainant’s perspective–thus ending the police’s role as neutral fact-finder: http://www.saveservices.org/sexual-assault/investigations/
Colleges are starting to look into using this technique, and we need stop it.
We are asking you to contact the university or college where you attended school, and ask them to continue implementing fair investigative procedures.
Tell them to preserve the presumption of innocence on their campus.
Gina R. Lauterio, Esq.
Policy Project Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE)