Re2: VAWA, Title IX, domestic violence

Linda Purrington (
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 16:36:08 -0700

Marylin-- I should add to the longer message replying to your request
for info on domestic vionece laws--that people tend to forget college
students (as I just did, in concetrating on high school and grade
school)--they too are subject to domestic violence laws, and protected
by them. For college students who have despaired of getting Title IX
enforcement out of the Office for Civil Rights, and blocked from help
via the civil courts, as in Gebser v. Lago Vista, the new criminal codes
may be really helpful.
One caveat: many college campuses keep their own stable of cops; and it
is not in the college's financial interest to have accurate reports of
campus crime. If it is possible, make domestic violence reports to
multiple agencies and to the public to help forestall falsification of
Linda Purrington
Title IX Advocates

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