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PR: Expert Panel Calls on Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus ‘Kangaroo Court’ Investigations

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Gina Lauterio Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: glauterio@saveservices.org Expert Panel Calls on Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus ‘Kangaroo Court’ Investigations WASHINGTON / October 11, 2016 – Warning “victim-centered” investigations are “inconsistent with basic notions of fairness and justice,” an Expert Panel has issued a report calling on lawmakers to end such approaches [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|Accountability, Civil Rights, Department of Justice, Discrimination, Law Enforcement, Office for Civil Rights, Press Release, Research, Training, Victims|Comments Off on PR: Expert Panel Calls on Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus ‘Kangaroo Court’ Investigations

E-lert: Alma Mater Matters — Contact Your School Today!

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 [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Due Process, E-lert, False Allegations, Law Enforcement, Sex Education, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Training, Victims|Comments Off on E-lert: Alma Mater Matters — Contact Your School Today!

Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice, Part 2

Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice, Part 2 Jessica Denis August 24, 2016 The number of victims on campus continues to rise as not much is done about it. There is a pool of knowledge around the topic of Title IX and campus rape, but no one is really providing any action. [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Accusing U., Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Feminism, Office for Civil Rights, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims|Comments Off on Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice, Part 2

Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 'Dear Colleague' Letter Susan Kruth August 15, 2016 Today, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) became the first and only institution of higher education to challenge in court a 2011 mandate from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that colleges and universities adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations using the [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Bills, Campus, Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims, Violence|Comments Off on Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone on Campus Rape

Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone on Campus Rape Diana Moskovitz July 7, 2016 It registers less as news and more as routine when another Title IX lawsuit arises against a college or university for failing to meet its obligations to address sexual violence. The same is true when the claims made in these suits [...]

Rights Group Proposes Bill to Properly Handle Campus Sexual Assault

Rights Group Proposes Bill to Properly Handle Campus Sexual Assault Ashe Schow June 28, 2016 In anticipation for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965, a group dedicated to student rights has offered up model legislation that would make campus sexual assault investigations fairer. The group, called Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, released the model [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Due Process, Event, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims, Violence|Comments Off on Rights Group Proposes Bill to Properly Handle Campus Sexual Assault

Due Process Group Launches Campaign Against ‘Victim-Centered’ Rape Investigations

Due Process Group Launches Campaign Against 'Victim-Centered' Rape Investigations College Fix Staff June 1, 2016 Even as critics of college sexual-assault investigations say that law enforcement should be more involved in the process, police themselves are adopting some of the more questionable recommendations of anti-rape activists, particularly that accusers should face little scrutiny and officers [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Center for Prosecutor Integrity, Due Process, Event, Military, Training, Victims, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on Due Process Group Launches Campaign Against ‘Victim-Centered’ Rape Investigations

Joe Biden, Lady Gaga Tour Aims to Stop Sexual Assault on Campus

Joe Biden, Lady Gaga Tour Aims to Stop Sexual Assault on Campus Christina Beck April 9, 2016 In any other circumstances, Vice President Joe Biden and pop singer Lady Gaga would make an unlikely pair. During the “It’s On Us” tour to end sexual violence, it could be argued that the two complement each other [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Feminism, Training, Victims|Comments Off on Joe Biden, Lady Gaga Tour Aims to Stop Sexual Assault on Campus

Federal Judge Rebukes Lack of Due Process in Campus Sex Assault Procedures

Federal Judge Rebukes Lack of Due Process in Campus Sex Assault Procedures Ashe Schow April 1, 2016 Finally, a federal judge has strongly condemned the lack of due process and fairness that students accused of sexual assault face on college campuses. Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that Brandeis University [...]

Roanoke College Student Acquitted of Rape Re-Enrolls, Sues Accuser

Roanoke College Student Acquitted of Rape Re-Enrolls, Sues Accuser Carmen Forman January 19, 2016 A Roanoke College student who was accused of rape and found not guilty at trial and in a sexual misconduct hearing is back on campus this semester and is suing his accuser for $500,000 in damages. Ezra Zigarwi, who was found [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Civil Rights, Dating Violence, Discrimination, Due Process, Event, False Allegations, Innocence, Law Enforcement, Research, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims, Violence, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on Roanoke College Student Acquitted of Rape Re-Enrolls, Sues Accuser