State audit of sexual assault procedures findings troubling, not surprising

Survivors of assault and people who have been following this story as it unfolds at 55 campuses across the country were likely not surprised to learn that the process of reporting and processing these cases is very flawed. The report found that people in authority who were in a position to receive the first notice that an assault had taken place, including athletic staff personnel and resident advisers, were not properly trained on how to get that information to the right people. What can be extrapolated from this data is that more training is needed at many levels of the university system, as well as transparency on the workings and timeline of a sexual assault accusation.
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Thirty-one students filed two federal complaints against the campus in February

Sexual assault audit’s impact on UC may prove far-reaching

In the wake of a 113-page sexual assault report released Tuesday by the state auditor’s office, a new pathway for comprehensive reform is laid out for university officials and legislators, although some survivors say its recommendations and findings did not go far enough.
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