Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness And Accountability Activists Moving Towards High Schools.

The Huffington Post (10/6, Kingkade) reports there is a new movement to hold high schools and school districts accountable under Title IX when high school students are sexually assaulted. Many of the same activists, organizations, and tactics used to shine a spotlight on the issue at colleges across the US are now turning their focus towards high schools. Ester Warkov and Joel Levin created a new national group called Stop Sexual Assault in Schools to help high school students file Title IX complaints when their school districts mishandle rape allegations. Warkov became an activist for the cause after a high school in Seattle allegedly mishandled her daughter’s allegations that another student raped and sodomized her during a field trip in November 2012. The ED had opened 53 Title IX investigations at 51 schools and school districts by the end of this September, more than double the amount that were opened in November 2014.

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  1. As Co-Founder and Executive Director of Stop Sexual Assault in Schools ( nonprofit) we invite your input on ways to bring this important resource to students, families, and schools. The movement to address this epidemic K-12 proactively by educating students and schools relies on your participation and suggestions. Please contact us at!