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AP Reports on Schools Dismissing Rape as “Hazing” or “Bullying”

During the Associated Press’ latest report on its expansive investigation on student sexual assault, it found about 17,000 official reports of sexual assault by students in grades K-12 over a recent four-year period.The report notes that the actual tally is …

Sexual assaults underreported in schools

The Cape Cod Times released a story earlier this month regarding reporting of sexual assaults in schools. The story focused on the lack of reporting in middle and high school due to a variety of factors including retaliation, lack of …

VSSF Newsletter, Vol. 24 (Mar. 2017)

In this month’s issue, VSSF welcomes some new faces to our team to help continue providing the same great service you — our clients — are accustomed to.  Read more in our March 2017 issue (download link below).

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National Women’s Law Center Files an Amicus Brief in the US Supreme Court Case, G.G. v Gloucester County School Board

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. This case centers on the topic of transgender restroom use. This has been an issue that …

SF Chronicle Highlights Title IX Failures at One of California’s Richest School Districts

In a chilling account, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday on an alleged rape of a high school senior and subsequent mishandling of her case by school officials in a wealthy Bay Area district. The front-page story, Wild parties, …

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