Each year, tens of thousands of women who attend college in the U.S. become survivors of sexual assault, yet colleges and universities lack any real incentive to investigate these incidents or comply with federal reporting standards. Due to little enforcement, it’s become commonplace for colleges and universities to under-report the cases of sexual assaults that occur on their campuses and ignore the problem. This process is unfair to both the accuser and the accused. The system is broken and we must fix it; here's why.....
In 2014 alone, colleges & universities reported nearly 6,700 forcible sex offenses to the U.S. Department of Education
41% of schools surveyed have not conducted an investigation of a sexual assault complaint in the last five years
Only between 13 and 30% of students found “responsible” for sexual assault were permanently kicked off campus.
178 colleges and universities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for potential violations of federal law over the handling of sexual assault complaints
Just 20% of completed and attempted sexual assaults of college students are reported to law enforcement
Between 75% and 90% of sexual assault survivors are victimized by someone they know
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S.590/H.R.1310) will reform the way colleges and universities report and address cases of sexual assault so that survivors and the accused are treated fairly, students and staff understand their rights and responsibilities, and students and parents have access to new campus safety data. The legislation will:
Increase Support Services to Empower Survivors Improve Training for Campus Personnel
Standardize Disciplinary Proceedings Across Campuses – No more letting the athletic department handle charges against athletes
Require Schools to be More Transparent & Require all Schools to Administer a Confidential Survey with the Results Published Online
Hold Colleges and Universities Accountable for Addressing and Reporting Assault Cases
Require Better Coordination With Local Law Enforcement.
Justifeyed could team up with colleges and universities in order to hold them accountable for what happens to their students. With the power of Justifeyed at their fingertips and The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, students will have all they need to stay safe.