Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Diego":

"… l lawmakers — Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in the Senate, and Susan Davis, D-San Diego, in the House — also introduced their own legislation to address the pro …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… al law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. In Congress, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has led a group of senators researching way …"

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 "Oakland":

"… isited was the San Francisco area, where police often refer to the city of Oakland, in Alameda County, as a West Coast “hub” of sex trafficking. In July …"

"… nation’s largest pro bono law firm, and the Black Organizing Project of Oakland, a community group concerned with high African-American dropout rates.&nbs …"

"… n-American dropout rates.  The groups are arguing for a review of how Oakland police are deployed around schools and their interactions with minors. Th …"

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.

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 "Department of Homeland Security":

"… stop these criminal enterprises, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security also have special programs to help educators identify at-risk children bef …"

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 "Claire McCaskill":

"… they could ever receive justice that they won't report,” she said. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), questioned why Krusinski was chosen to lead the Air Force sexual …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… ed from a homeless shelter because of an offense committed at age 15. The New York-based research group Human Rights Watch issued an extensive report today o …"

New therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders

Multisystemic Therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Illinois":

"… cases of juvenile offenders with mental health problems? In Cook County, Illinois, juvenile court leaders decided to find out.  Specifically, they agre …"

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

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

Excerpts from this story referencing "acting director":

"… ed victims, among other things. Seth Galanter, the civil rights office’s acting director, declined to discuss the Notre Dame resolution, citing its “open” stat …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dean":

"… hers, “who work so diligently on such challenging issues.”As Associate Dean of Students, Meagher served on Diver’s Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Assaul …"

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 "Vice President":

"… of these cases is staggering,” said Duncan in an April 4 appearance with Vice President Joe Biden at the University of New Hampshire.The Education Department, mea …"

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 "Yale University":

"… sses on campus.”Biden’s words come just days after news that Yale University students have urged the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, …"

"… y hostile environment” exists on their campus. The complaint claims that Yale University has been on notice regarding the alleged incidents of harassment and has n …"

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

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Assault":

"… e, rape, and stalking on campus. …"

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 "Wisconsin":

"… rred suspension and was allowed to remain on campus. And the University of Wisconsin has begun posting annual sexual assault reports mandated by state law — …"

'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 "David Lisak":

"… st in life?”The number of serial offenders did not surprise psychologist David Lisak, a University of Massachusetts-Boston expert on campus sexual assault.“T …"

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 "official":

"… ted that they had been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted on campus.OCR officials have said punishing schools is unnecessary and impractical; an ultimate p …"

"… er cases to the Justice Department for litigation, but hasn’t needed to, officials have said, because schools naturally fall into line once they are investi …"

"… gainst schools, and instead they use this very soft approach.”Former OCR officials countered that investigations themselves are onerous and costly for colle …"

"… with schools once investigations are initiated.C. Todd Jones, a high-level official at OCR for more than four years of President George W. Bush’s administra …"

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 "David Lisak":

"… pect university judicial boards to handle [difficult cases] right?” asks David Lisak, of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, who has trained administrators …"

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.

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

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

By Kristin Jones

Barriers Curb Reporting on Campus Sexual Assault

Excerpts from this story referencing "Elizabeth Ryan":

"… ese cases quiet.” Troubling Tale at SUNY New Paltz In December 2007, Elizabeth Ryan, who was finishing up her first semester on the New Paltz campus of the St …"

"… that she was raped by another freshman at an off-campus fraternity house. (Elizabeth Ryan is not her real name; she has asked to use a pseudonym to protect her priv …"

"… upports them, they’ll do it,” he adds. Struggling with the Aftermath Elizabeth Ryan, who now lives back at home with her mother, still struggles with panic at …"