Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Trump administration would begin an open comment period as the first step in replacing the Title IX Guidance. BARCC's Director of Programs Stephanie DeCandia shared her knowledge and experience on the topic in a letter to the editor published in the Boston Globe on Monday, emphasizing the importance of procedural justice for student survivors.
Excerpt: "In most of these cases, the students involved know each other. They may live in the same dorm or attend the same classes. The ability of student survivors to remain fully engaged in their education, and safe within their campus community, does not often require the involvement of law enforcement. Those needs can frequently be met with a new dorm assignment or accommodations in class. Under Title IX, colleges are required to provide a 'prompt and equitable resolution' of complaints."
Read the full letter, "Title IX directive was put in place to correct lapses in school policies," online at the Boston Globe website.