Victims' Rights

Read: Study Finds Victims Aren’t Affected by Police Body Cams

Study Finds Victims Aren’t Affected by Police Body Cams

In 98% of interactions where officers wore cameras, victims did not visibly react to being recorded, even when being told they were being filmed. 

Read: New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Victims

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Victims

The extension will allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue their attackers and seek damages from institutions.

Read: Calif. Court Allows USC Student Accused of Rape to Question Witnesses

Calif. Court Allows USC Student Accused of Rape to Question Witnesses

The ruling comes during the debate of how schools handle sexual assault allegations and heightened standards for proving accusations.

Read: Sexual Assault Survivors Given More Time to File Civil Cases

Sexual Assault Survivors Given More Time to File Civil Cases

Amid the #MeToo movement, California extends the statute of limitations for sexual assault survivors who are looking to file a civil case.

Read: Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos over Campus Sexual Assault Guidance

Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos over Campus Sexual Assault Guidance

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Education Department’s changes to campus sexual assault policies discriminate against students who report sexual assault.

Read: Univ. of Tulsa President Pushes Victim-Focused Sexual Assault Policies

Univ. of Tulsa President Pushes Victim-Focused Sexual Assault Policies

After a recent string of alleged sexual assaults, the school’s president demands campus security officials call him each time a sexual assault is reported.

Read: Making Sense of DeVos’ Title IX Campus Sexual Violence Comments

Making Sense of DeVos’ Title IX Campus Sexual Violence Comments

The education secretary indicated she would listen to all sides of the campus sexual violence debate, but is she truly open to retaining the positive parts of the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter?

Read: N.Y. College Security Director Resigns Following Victim Blaming Remarks

N.Y. College Security Director Resigns Following Victim Blaming Remarks

The audio tapes were from an August 2016 meeting with top school officials to discuss attempted sexual assaults on the campus.

Read: Senators Criticize Greek Life Groups Lobbying for Safe Campus Act

Senators Criticize Greek Life Groups Lobbying for Safe Campus Act

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill say the Safe Campus Act makes reporting sexual assaults more difficult. Both senators sponsor the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

Read: ATIXA Gives Colleges Guidelines for Handling Sexual Assault Victims

ATIXA Gives Colleges Guidelines for Handling Sexual Assault Victims

The ATIXA encourages universities to provide confidential support and advocates to sexual assault victims.

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