‘Still much to do’: UC Berkeley community reacts to SVSH policy revisions

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The UC Office of the President proposed revisions to the UC sexual violence and sexual harassment policy. Members of the UC Berkeley community commented on the university policy, as well as on ways in which campus policies can be improved.

The UC Office of the President released a letter Aug. 26, inviting university employees and students to comment on proposed revisions to the sexual violence and sexual harassment policy.
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Gov. Brown signs UC-sponsored bill to protect survivors of domestic violence

SB 331, which was authored by California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The bill will give survivors evidentiary privilege, which means that any discourse between a domestic violence survivor and a counselor will remain confidential. Before SB 331, according to Jackson, this privilege only existed for survivors of sexual assault.
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