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11
May

DSHS to pay $2.5 million settlement to abuse survivors

Three adults who were abused as children by their father — and found their complaints to state child welfare agencies falling on deaf ears — won a $2.5 million settlement Wednesday in Douglas County Superior Court. The adult children of Theron Jay Heideman, now 51 and jailed on charges of sexually abusing four other children in later years, were awarded

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28
Aug

National Report Released by NCWGE

Just released by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, Title IX at 45: Advancing Opportunity through Equity in Education is a comprehensive national report that lists the SSAIS video Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! This free online video is also featured on the websites of the National Women’s Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, Girls Inc., National

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28
Aug

Esther Warkov Featured on JWA

In “Combating Sexual harassment and assault in schools” the Jewish Women’s Archive interviews SSAIS Co-Founder Esther Warkov about rampant Title IX violations in K-12 schools. She relates her experience as a parent who successfully held a school district accountable to Title IX and subsequently created new educational resources to help other families. When asked why schools continue to violate Title

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28
Aug

SSAIS Founder Joel Levin Featured on Point Talk

In a revealing interview, Joel Levin describes the nightmare his family endured after his daughter was sexually assaulted on a high school field trip. He talks about feeling betrayed by the school district, which was ignorant of its obligations under Title IX, when they failed take necessary steps that would have allowed his daughter to continue her education in safety

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20
Jul

Futures Without Violence Recommends SSAIS Film

SSAIS Board Member and Advocate Minnah Stein has reported that Futures Without Violence has added Stop Sexual Assault in Schools film “Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School!” to their short list of recommended films. Futures Without Violence is an organization that for over 30 years has been developing programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and other organizations working to

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19
Jun

SSAIS Board Member Minnah Stein Writes About Why She Became an Activist

SSAIS Advisory Board Member and High School student Minnah Stein’s essay about why she became involved as an advocate has been featured in jGirls Magazine. Her essay was previously featured on MTV News. Ms. Stein has worked tirelessly as an advocate for Title IX rights and to educate students about sexual assault in schools.

14
Jun

STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT IN SCHOOLS TITLE IX EDUCATIONAL VIDEO PART 2

Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of students, families, and schools Title IX rights. A second video entitled, “Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School!” has been produced and released. It is an innovative video for K-12 parents, middle and high school students, schools, and community organizations. It’s about gender equality in education,

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9
May

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 likely much higher, as elementary and middle schools are not nationally required to keep track of acts of sexual assault,

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30
Mar

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 action by the school, and peer pressure. This leads to students fearing that they will be humiliated rather than supported.

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7
Mar

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). From the minds that provide you with top-notch legal advocacy and representation comes the new monthly newsletter that gives you even more insight into

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