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Hundreds Of Title IX Complaints Aren’t Resolved Because There Aren’t Enough Investigators

March 6, 2017 | by

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights as over 300 open investigations. Buzzfeed explores why and the future of Title IX complaints under the Trump administration. 

Jennifer Reisch, legal director of the nonprofit firm Equal Rights Advocates, worries that when investigations are finished under the Trump administration, the results “won’t be as strong as it might’ve been under the previous administration,” a concern based on Republicans’ aversion to what they consider government overreach. For example, OCR may not demand extensive reforms, publicly call out schools when they have violated Title IX, or demand that colleges reimburse tuition and counseling costs for victims whose cases were mishandled — things the Obama administration ordered universities to do.

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