Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… lled an “epidemic” of sexual violence on college campuses. In April, a White House task force announced recommendations for helping colleges and universities …"

New scrutiny on campus sexual violence highlights Center findings

By Gordon Witkin

New efforts are aimed at both assisting schools and putting pressure on them to assist victims of sexual violence.

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

White House task force issues recommendations to combat vexing problem.

Obama moves to address campus sex assault issues raised by Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

President creates task force to help protect students from sexual violence

Report urges new approach to child prostitution

By Susan Ferriss

New report says teens involved in prostitution should be treated as victims.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Research Council":

"… m, according to a report released Tuesday by Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The institute and council are under the auspices of the prestigious Nati …"

"… ctions with minors. The new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council urges schools, foster-care systems, police and court officials to ensure t …"

One-fifth of female veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan show signs of sexual trauma

By Caitlin Cruz and Asha Anchan

News21 investigation reveals that the VA is struggling to deal with female vets who have been sexually assaulted.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… said. Pingree said her bill, which passed the House and is pending in the Senate, is needed because of the difficulty she’s seen when victims try to prov …"

Child sex trafficking: schools could help stop it

By Susan Ferriss

This week's news about teen prostitution rings are a reminder that educators can help keep teens from predators.

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Francisco":

"… ildren were recruited into prostitution right out of foster homes. In the San Francisco Bay Area — where 12 children were rescued this past week — Oakland Pol …"

Washington fury over military sexual assaults hits the Pentagon

By Richard H.P. Sia and Douglas Birch

President Obama calls for punishing, firing or discharging those involved.

Excerpts from this story referencing "director":

"… esult, “it’s a vastly unreported crime,” Army Maj. Gen. Gary Patton, director of the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, acknowl …"

New sexual assault trouble in the Air Force

By Richard H.P. Sia

An officer responsible for stopping AF sexual assaults is accused of that offense

Report details lives ruined for children put on sex-offender registries

By Susan Ferriss

Human Rights Watch investigates how minors, even for innocuous offenses, can end up on sex-offender registries for life.

New therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders

Multisystemic Therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders.

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… llegations.   In 2009 and 2010, the Center – in collaboration with NPR – did a series of investigative pieces entitled “Sexual Assault on Cam …"

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

Measure takes on issues raised by Center probe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pennsylvania":

"… talking, and dating violence on college campuses. Her Senate counterpart, Pennsylvania Democrat Robert Casey, Jr., said Campus SaVE will help “ensure that coll …"

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

Justice Department launches probe into sexual assault at the University of Montana

By Gordon Witkin

Inquiry will look at handling of sexual assault cases at University of Montana.

Reed College still struggling with campus sexual assault policies

By Lee van der Voo

Reed College, an elite Oregon school, is struggling to put the the debate over campus sexual assault policies to rest

IMPACT: Official calls mishandling of sexual assault cases 'staggering'

By Sarah Favot

Official blames colleges for 'misplaced sense of values and priorities'

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Public Radio":

"… ng by iWatch News, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and National Public Radio.“The misplaced sense of values and priorities in some of these cases is …"

Portland college students demand changes in sexual assault process

By Lee van der Voo

Students at Portland's Reed College demand changes to the school's approach to sexual assault allegations.

Biden, Duncan highlight new federal guidance on campus sex assault probes

By Kristen Lombardi

Obama administration hopes new policies will address problems raised by Center series.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… ing for months.Back in February 2010, the Center — in collaboration with NPR — reported that the OCR rarely investigates complaints like th …"

Pentagon’s anti-trafficking efforts need improvement

By Laurel Adams

For the past 10 years, the Pentagon has required a clause against human-trafficking on military contracts, but a review by the inspector gen

Excerpts from this story referencing "Inspector General":

"… by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), various federal Offices of Inspector General (OIG), and other government entities.MISC.The National Oceanic and Atmosph …"

The Center’s impact in 2010

By Bill Buzenberg

The true value of an investigative story is not measured in Web hits, media partners or awards – it’s whether our reports help improve the w

Excerpts from this story referencing "media partners":

"… yand. …"

Education Department touts settlement as ‘model’ for campus sex assault policies

By Kristen Lombardi

The U.S. Department of Education says two recent settlements will serve as a new model for how colleges, universities, and the department de

Center's campus assault series part of Congressional hearing record

By Caitlin Ginley

The Center for Public Integrity’s Sexual Assault on Campus became part of the official record of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing tod

Continuing impact from Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And as commemorating events get underway nationwide, the Center for Public Integrity’s recent proje

Excerpts from this story referencing "OCR":

"… ance on the federal law protecting against sex discrimination. Since then, OCR staffers have been assigned to review an existing 2001 guidance document i …"

"… assigned to review an existing 2001 guidance document in light of what one OCR insider describes as “this frustration with the way universities respond …"

"… aults.” A team of staffers is now working on a draft, the official says; OCR expects to publish its new guidance before the end of September.Meanwhile, …"

'Undetected rapists' on campus: A troubling plague of repeat offenders

By Jennifer Peebles and Kristen Lombardi

A chilling case of sexual assault at Texas A&M

Excerpts from this story referencing "Georgia":

"… alumni” listing as of this month. Michael Azarian, executive director of Georgia-based Chi Phi’s national office, said he believed Yarbrough was expelled …"

Lax enforcement of Title IX in campus sexual assault cases

By Kristin Jones

Feeble watchdog leaves students at risk, critics say

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney":

"… ege administrators has been a starkly different one. “A smart and savvy attorney tells them, ‘You don’t have to do jack squat,’ ” said Sarah Dunne, …"

"… or of the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington state, and a former attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. “ ‘They’ …"

"… e crew team that Dunn had felt forced to leave. “My parents are Harvard attorneys,” Dunn said he told her at a November 2005 party. “You won’t win. …"

"… ools care when the Office of Civil Rights calls,” said Ariela Migdal, an attorney at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which wrote an amicus brief in the C …"

An uncommon outcome at Holy Cross

By Kristin Jones

Expulsion rarely results from college disciplinary actions in sexual assault cases, making the Holy Cross case a notable exception.

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney":

"… uently consulted a peer advocate at the school, as well as Colby Bruno, an attorney at the Boston-based Victim Rights Law Center. And both Melandy and the acc …"

"… of the outcomes in previous sexual assault cases. Bruno, the victim rights attorney, said that other cases she had seen at Holy Cross resulted in findings of …"

A lack of consequences for sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

Students found “responsible” for sexual assault face modest penalties, while victims are traumatized

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… Jerry Price, vice chancellor for student affairs at Chapman University, in California, “but there is nothing in our mission about justice.” Critics say the …"

A curious anomaly at UC Davis

By Kristin Jones

Our nine-month investigation into sexual assault on campus has made one thing clear: the federal records on campus sex offenses fail to capt

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… tistics on sexual assaults?That’s been the question at the University of California at Davis since October, when officials revealed that the school’s last t …"

"… know where the problems are,” said Elie Axelroth, head of counseling at California Polytechnic State University, which reported zero forcible sex offenses in …"

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

By Kristin Jones

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

Excerpts from this story referencing "Puget":

"… nt affairs administrators group, and dean of students at the University of Puget Sound, says that college and university administrators are increasingly aw …"

"… to keep barriers in place in order to keep rape statistics from going up. Puget Sound often reports zero sex offenses, an “absurd, very low number” he …"