Stephanie DeCandia, BARCC's director of programs, explained how changes to Title IX Guidance could affect survivors in an interview with Metro Boston. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced plans to revoke the Title IX Guidance issued in 2011 under the Obama administration. DeCandia noted in her interview that the interim guidelines don't set forth a clear standard for colleges investigating cases of sexual assault on campus.
Excerpt: "'It really feels to us like we’re going back to a time when there was a lot of chaos and confusion, and when the mandates that were really inherent in Title IX were not being followed by schools,' she said. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions and covers sexual harassment and assault, which DeCandia said is 'something that unfortunately we know that many students experience in many different ways.'"
Read the full piece, "Interim Title IX guidelines leave advocates for assault survivors concerned," online at the Metro Boston website.