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

Title IX Coordinators

…those dismissals mandatory. 4. Requirement of Formal Complaint Schools are required to investigate formal complaints received in writing from the complainant. The Title IX Coordinator may file and sign a…

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…

K-12 Sexual Assault Reports

…harassment, assault, and other forms of intimidation compromise their lives at alarming rates. Sexual harassment/assault impair students’ ability to concentrate, compromise their education, cause dropping out, and lead to self-destructive…

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…

Private Schools

…file a complaint with one agency. Q8. When must I file my Title IX complaint? You must file a Title IX complaint within 180 days of the latest occurrence of…

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…

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…

#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…

Quick FAQs

…contact a local OCR enforcement office or you can file a discrimination complaint by using the OCR on-line complaint form. See our page on Filing Complaints. File a Title IX…

Get Help

…documentation. Follow up phone conversations with an email or written summary to those involved (schools, medical providers, law enforcement, etc.). Use written communication whenever you can. Keep all medical reports,…

Join Our Work

…at SSAIS.org/video. SSAIS volunteer opportunities Interns. SSAIS non-profit offers internships to build your resume and fulfill community service hours. Externs. We collaborate with colleges to provide credit for supervised externships…

Sample OCR Cases

…Undergo district-wide training, revive grievance procedures. Create a student committee and advisory committee to address sexual and harassment and assault, and hold a community meeting to share updates to the

Helpful Forms

…IX. Use the “Title IX Compliance Demand Letter” to make a final demand for Title IX compliance before beginning an OCR complaint. Use the “General Public Records Request Letter” to…

Video

community organizations. It’s about gender equality in education, students’ protections under Title IX, and much more. Video Contents Media Reports Excerpts on our YouTube channel. As high school students plan…

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….

Filing Complaints

…(DOJ). You don’t have to be a victim of sex discrimination to file a complaint. Filing a complaint is simple. You do not need a lawyer. Read moreRead less To…

Legal FAQs

…members of that sex. Technology. Educational institutions must provide equal access to technology. This includes educational opportunities in the computer sciences. Under Title IX, who is protected against unwelcome sexual…