Center for Public Integrity: Biden Moves to Undo Trump Policies on Campus Sexual Assault
March 3. 2021
ERA Senior Counsel Brenda Star Adams is featured in a Center for Public Integrity article about Title IX’s effects on student survivors of sexual assault, especially in light of Title IX regulations put in place under the Trump Administration’s Education Department, led by Sec. Betsy DeVos. The article also discusses hopes for the future of Title IX under the Biden Administration.
“Our hope is that with the change in administration the law can return to doing what it was designed to do, which is to protect students from sex discrimination and help ensure their education is not disrupted by sexual assault,” said Brenda Star Adams, a lawyer with Equal Rights Advocates.
Two ERA clients are also quoted, and were able to share their experiences in the article, including:
“I think I would be doubted and harassed by the process itself just for reporting,” plaintiff Anne Doe said in a statement released by Equal Rights Advocates. “I can’t afford to risk my recovery and my ability to process what happened to me in a system I can’t trust and that wasn’t designed to protect me or believe me.”