On October 26, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence hosted a hearing-style Task Force Round Table on Promoting Healthy Relationships in K-12 Education and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses.

The Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence is raising awareness and proposing solutions to the challenges posed by sexual assault. Chaired by Representatives Jackie Speier, Patrick Meehan, Ann McLane Kuster, and David Joyce, the Task Force unites a diverse group of Members of Congress to advocate for legislation to support victims and their families, educate communities to prevent violence, and implement solutions to end sexual assault.

Joining the co-chairs were Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education; Anne Hedgepeth, Interim Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, American Association of University Women (AAUW); Daniel Swinton, Vice President, The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA); Joe Cohn, Legislative and Policy Director, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Jane Stapleton, Executive Director of Practice, University of New Hampshire’s Prevention Innovations Research Center; and Amy Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer, Break the Cycle.

The Task Force’s areas of focus include: K-12 education, campus sexual violence, the rape kit backlog, military sexual trauma, improved data and collection, online harassment, and law enforcement training.

Watch a video of the discussion.

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Pauline Toboulidis

The American Law Institute

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