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.”

Read the article.

Stay Connected & Take Action

Legal Advice & Resources / Consejos y Recursos legales

Know Your Rights

Learn what your rights are so you can navigate your situation and make the best decision for you.

Your Rights at Work
Your Rights at School

Contact Us

We may be able to provide free legal help for the following issues at school: gender and LGBTQI+ discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and pregnancy or parenting discrimination.

Workplace issues: Unfortunately we are unable to accept any new employment-related inquiries at this time.

Apply for Legal Help

Learn More

We have trained legal advocates and lawyers on staff to guide you through your legal issue.

We're helping women, families, workers & students navigate COVID-19

Conozca Sus Derechos

Aprende sus derechos para que puedas navegar su situación y tomar la mejor decisión para ti.

Sus Derechos en el Trabajo

Contáctenos

Posiblemente, podemos proveer ayuda legal gratuita por los siguientes problemas en o la escuela: discriminación basado en el género o por estatus LGBTQI+, acoso sexual, asalto sexual, y discriminación basado en el embarazo o por ser padre/madre.

Contáctenos

Nuestro servicio de asesoramiento por teléfono está cerrado por ahora

En este momento, no estamos recibiendo solicitudes dejadas por un recado de teléfono. Sin embargo, usted puede someter una solicitud para una consulta por la manera de hacer clic en el link "Educación."