Title IX Administrators say to Give Accusers an Advocate, Maybe Help the Accused

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Sounds one-sided to me. Give rape accusers an advocate in cases on campus, and possibly give the accused students some help if you want:

The Association of Title IX Administrators has a new “position statement” (ratified today) on the “need for victim advocates” on campus.

To justify its position that sexual-misconduct accusers shouldn’t have to report their allegations to either police or campus officials, the group cites government statistics from 1992 through 2000 – long before the rise of sustained activism against sexual assault on campus – as evidence that “the majority of rapes and sexual assaults are not reported to the police and we see a similar trend in reporting to colleges.”