Sexual Assault Responders

workers. They were the ones most likely to come into contact with and respond to students who disclosed. I emailed them all, saying how our community agency was available to…

Leadership

…violence advocates, police officers, commonwealths’ attorneys, among others, and assists students filing Title IX complaints. Ms. Irvin-Rooney holds a J.D. from William & Mary Law School where she was awarded…

Newsworthy

…after his daughter was sexually assaulted and about feeling betrayed by the school district. To combat schools’ failure to enforce Title IX, SSAIS has provided free resources to compel compliance….

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…from the Department’s Office for Civil Rights. Since we can’t count on federal oversight we must compel compliance through community engagement. As SSAIS told the Washington Post, the solution requires…

Private Schools

…civil rights laws. The signed assurance of compliance does not mean that a federal agency has audited to see if the school is truly in compliance. If the school refuses…

Title IX Coordinators

How to File a Formal Complaint https://www.pausd.org/about-us/policies-procedures/formal-complaint-procedures Title IX Chat https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dVJV_zlq17X2n1A3IhbDdQgosZgcRZL_/edit Workshop, Training, and Meetings https://www.pausd.org/about-us/policies-procedures/title-ix-office Title IX Coordinator Life: Part 1 – Who Are Your Constituents? October, 2020 by…

Our Work in the Media

and D.C. Sue DeVos to Block Changes to Title IX Sexual Misconduct Rules (The 74) K-12 schools keep mishandling sexual assault complaints. Will new Title IX regulations help? (NBCNews.com) School…

The K-12 Sexual Assault and Harassment Problem: Title IX in K-12 Schools

…accessed at: http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_9391/ [7] See: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/yes_all_daughters_oklahoma_high_school_students_walk_out_protest_alleged_mistrea.html [8] Adam Clark, Rutgers Report: ‘Sexual violence starts before college; Sept. 3 2015, accessed at: http://www.nj.com/education/2015/09/rutgers_report_sexual_violence_starts_before_colle.html Read moreRead less Jules Irvin-Rooney, J.D. is the…

Legal FAQs

…unwelcome sexual contact, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. In the event a student does not want to file a complaint or does not request that the school take…

Join Our Work

…about education equality, sexual harassment, and Title IX; journalists to write about our ongoing work Fundraising experts to procure the financial support for compelling trainings to be made freely available…

K-12 Sexual Assault Reports

…bus (WJLA Washington, D.C.) Forced oral rape, a common assault (TV report) See 6 MoreSee Fewer Third-Grade Boy Forced to Perform Oral Sex on Three Male Classmates (NY Daily News)…

Activism Toolkit

…coordinator, ASK: what does the district do to promote gender equality in the classroom and in school activities? Does the school educate students about gender stereotypes and sex discrimination? Does

Filing Complaints

complaint is unique, OCR recommends that your complaint include this information (here’s the complaint we submitted to OCR in 2014). Additional example complaint letters to OCR will be posted to…

Student Voices Drive Change

…feel more comfortable coming forward, without being criticized by school employees or judged by their peers. We also updated all of the definitions listed on the regulation, added some new…

Awareness Videos and Films

…assault and suicide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9d7gnEuxI&align=left&rel=0 Part 2 Kristi was raped by a classmate. She doesn’t want to tell her parents. But she does want to know how she can return to…

Quick FAQs

…school does not have a Title IX Coordinator, it does not comply with Title IX regulations. File a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)….

Sexual Harassment Defined

…like and trust. It’s okay to bring a friend or parent with you to that meeting. File a complaint. You have the right to file a complaint with the U.S….

Disclaimer

Stop Sexual Assault in Schools does not assume any responsibility for actions or non-actions taken by people who have used this information, and no one shall be entitled to a…

Two Years of #MeTooK12: Analyzing the Impact of the Campaign to End Sexual Harassment in Schools

…the workplace. Articles by Ms., Domestic Violence Network, National Center on Sexual Exploitation and America’s Progress encouraged students and parents to act as change agents for shaping school culture “to…

Library

…the chapter on sexual harassment and assault. (National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, 2017) Cape Cod Community College OCR Case No. 01-93- 2047 [OCR Case Resolution Letter]. In…

Mission and History

See also: Our Family’s Story K-12 Sexual Assault in the Media Our Work in the Media Sample OCR Cases Join Our Work Sexual harassment/assault and gender-based discrimination in the school…

Toolkits and Factsheets

…fail these students, compromising their education and burdening families. They feel that schools aren’t doing enough to protect their loved ones and neighbors. This new toolkit can help parents and

Get Help

…records, and paperwork from any office or person connected with your complaint. The National Women’s Law Center recommends that you: Keep a detailed written record of the harassment. Record what…

Our Family’s Story

…of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) stated that the District failed to follow the complaint pathway requirements by responding 10 months, not 30 days, after the March 2013 complaint,…

About Us

community hours, engaging projects, and internships for students who contribute to this essential work. SSAIS is collaborative. We need and rely on your comments, ideas, and participation. Please contact us…

Video

…What You Can Do (also applies to pre-college students) Read 6 items ↓Read Less Is your school Title IX compliant? Title IX Compliance Checklist Problem with your school Problem with…