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Violence Against Women Act Amendments to The Clery Act
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Effective October 1, 2014, colleges and universities have new and expanded responsibilities for reporting complaints of sexual misconduct. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), reauthorized in 2013, included amendments to the Clery Act , [ enhanced version... Read More

White House Task Force on Sexual Assault Releases First Report; OCR Issues Long-Awaited FAQs
Posted on 2 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Dee Spagnuolo and Olabisi L. Okubadejo The White House Task Force To Protect Students from Sexual Assault has released its first report, which contains a series of recommendations focused on identifying the scope of sexual assault on college... Read More

White House Task Force on Sexual Assault Advises Colleges on Working with Law Enforcement
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo and Rachel M. Keene In its April 2014 report , the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault promised to release a sample Memorandum of Understanding to provide guidance to institutions of higher education... Read More

Federal Negotiators Allow Lawyers, Other Advisers To Participate in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Dee Spagnuolo, Olabisi L. Okubadejo, and Christopher T. Cognato Negotiators empaneled by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently reached consensus on several preliminary campus safety rules that should be published in the coming... Read More

Hon. Robert Longstreth on Dugard v. United States: The U.S. Owes No Duty to the General Public to Control a Dangerous Parolee
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Jaycee Dugard was abducted as a child, then imprisoned and sexually abused for 18 years by a convicted rapist, who fathered her two daughters while she was still a minor. Following her rescue, her horrific experience received international attention,... Read More