Tag Archives: Rape

WLP Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Protections for Sexual Assault Victims in School

The Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education has formally rescinded longstanding guidance requiring federally funded schools to address allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The administration has rescinded two documents: A 2011 guidance known … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Announcement

The Department of Education will “replace the current approach” to addressing sexual misconduct at schools that receive federal funding, according to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In remarks given this afternoon, DeVos repeatedly stated that “the current system” does not work. … Continue reading

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Ottawa Police Latest to Adopt the “Philadelphia Case Review Model” for Reviewing Unfounded Rape Cases

In the wake of ongoing scandals exposing widespread failure to properly investigate rape complaints, cities across the U.S. and Canada have been turning to our police accountability work in Philadelphia to help improve police response to sexual assault. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Calgary Police Latest to Adopt the “Philadelphia Case Review Model” for Reviewing Unfounded Rape Cases

We’ve been traveling lately. In just the last few weeks, WLP attorneys have been to cities across the United States and Canada conducting trainings to help advocates and police replicate our annual review of “unfounded” sex crime files at the Philadelphia Police … Continue reading

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Monday AM: Carol Tracy Discusses Police Response to Sexual Assault on CBC  

Listen live! At 7:40AM Monday morning, Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol Tracy will be interviewed live on Canadian radio program The Morning Edition with Craig Norris. Carol will be sharing insight from our experience working with the Philadelphia Police … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON PENN STATE RAPE CASE INVOLVING NATE PARKER

  Statement from Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project & Terry L. Fromson, Managing Attorney of the Women’s Law Project, on the Penn State Rape Case Involving Nate Parker  In 2002, the Women’s Law Project represented a … Continue reading

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In Memory of John Timoney

The Women’s Law Project would like to express condolences to the family and friends of former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney, and to lift his legacy by highlighting his vital role in reforming police response to victims of sexual assault … Continue reading

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