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Media: Interim Title IX Guidelines Leave Advocates for Assault Survivors Concerned

Boston Metro

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

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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