The Importance Of Sexual Violence In Schools
Schools remain the only hope for victims to receive justice against perpetrators. The criminal justice system takes years to properly prosecute perpetrators, creating an unsafe environment for victims if their perpetrators remain on campus as well as putting other students at risk of sexual assault (“Why schools handle sexual violence reports”). The responsibility to provide a safe campus when schools fail to properly handle these cases, how do victims find hope? The banding of victims and other students to fight for the right to matter lead to the discovery of Title IX.
A college’s failure to accurately report the number of sexual assault occurring on campus is a direct