Violence Against Women Act

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SaVE Act Imposes New Obligations for Keeping Women Safe on Campus

On March 7, 2014, a key section of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) went into effect, imposing new obligations on colleges and universities for the handling of sexual misconduct on campus. The Campus Sexual Violence...more

New Campus Security Laws Take Effect This Month

A key section of the comprehensive federal legislation passed last year to prevent and address violence against women on campuses nationally takes effect this month. It is critical for educational institutions to understand...more

President Obama Announces White House Task Force On Protecting Students From Sexual Assault

On January 22, 2014, President Obama announced the creation of a White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault (Task Force). The President’s announcement was accompanied by a report issued by the White...more

Department of Education Announces Negotiators for Rulemaking Concerning the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Following up on our prior coverage of this rulemaking session, late last week, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the negotiators for the rulemaking session seeking to “prepare proposed regulations to...more

Immigration Help for Adult Victims of Trafficking and Abuse

Human trafficking is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of criminal activity and abuse, the common denominator of which is the movement of people from one nation to another for the purpose of exploitation. While...more

Department of Education Announces New Negotiated Rulemaking – With More to Follow

Yesterday, the Department of Education (Department) announced the intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking (neg reg) committee to “prepare proposed regulations to address the changes to the campus safety and security...more

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2013

Contents: - Clery Act Amendments May Impact Title IX Best Practices - Student Speech and Liability in MOOCs – a Brave New World - Assistance and Emotional Support Animals Are Just the Tip of the...more

The Department Of Education Issues Preliminary Guidance Regarding Violence Against Women Act

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) issued preliminary guidance last week regarding the anticipated regulatory changes that will be required to implement legislation, signed by President Obama in March of this year,...more

Violence Against Women Act Of 2013 Creates New Clery Act Compliance Obligations

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013. The bill includes several important amendments to the Clery Act, which will require institutions of higher...more

The White House Immigration Action Newsletter

It has been a busy few weeks here at the White House. Last Friday, the President met with leaders from the faith community to discuss the need to fix the broken immigration system, focusing on the growing consensus building...more

House Passes Violence Against Women Act

As reported earlier this year, the 112th Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA” or “Act”) by the end of its term. Fortunately, the Senate’s expanded version of the Act was passed by the House on...more

Capital Thinking Update - February 4, 2013

In This Issue: General Legislative; Debt Limit; Agriculture & Food; Budget, Appropriations; Cybersecurity; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Health Care; International Defense and Homeland Security; and,...more

Violence Against Women Act Not Reauthorized but Backers Hope to Revive It

On January 2, 2013, the United States 112th Congress officially ran out its term and did not vote the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for reauthorization. VAWA, drafted by then-Senator Joe Biden and signed into law by...more

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