SurvJustice’s legal expertise and national perspective working directly with survivors across the country through campus, criminal and civil legal systems make our legal and policy team uniquely qualified to provide technical assistance to changemakers on legislation and policy efforts within their communities.
SurvJustice has undertaken several policy and legislative efforts at the federal, state and local level to address campus sexual violence. Download our policy advocacy intake form here to request our services and submit it to us here. The following are some highlights of our previous work and experience:
- SurvJustice became a liaison to the American Law Institute (ALI) Project on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct on Campus
- SurvJustice demanded amendments to the Senate bill entitled Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA)
- SurvJustice supported the #RiseUp campaign regarding passage of the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights (S. 2566; H.R. 5578)
- SurvJustice advises the White House Task Force to Protect Students Against Sexual Assault about campus sexual assault in secondary educational institutions to influence the development of guidance around K-12 implementation of Title IX by the U.S. Department of Education.
- SurvJustice provides technical assistance on and lobbied for passage of Affirmative Consent legislation in Maryland.
- SurvJustice provided technical assistance on the House bill entitled Hold Account and Lend Transparency (HALT) (H.R. 2680)
- SurvJustice promoted and supported House Resolution 230 that encouraged state-by-state adoption of a sexual assault survivor’s bill of rights
- SurvJustice lobbied for passage of Affirmative Consent legislation in Maryland.
- SurvJustice provides technical assistance on Legislative Bill 1027 Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Grant Program and Legislative Bill 1097 Sexual Assault Payment Program in Nebraska.
- SurvJustice provides technical assistance on Massachusetts Bill H.1278.
- SurvJustice advises the White House Task Force to Protect Students Against Sexual Assault on three occasions and is invited as a VIP guest to the release of its first report entitled "Not Alone."
- SurvJustice Founder Laura L. Dunn, Esq. served as a primary negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education’s VAWA Rulemaking Committee to develop implementing regulations for the amendments to the Clery Act.
- SurvJustice served as a national expert on New York Governor Cuomo’s mandated SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Workgroup.
- SurvJustice helped draft and successfully lobby for the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, which passed as Sect. 304 of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization to amend the Clery Act.
- SurvJustice Founder Laura L. Dunn, Esq. provided public comment on the U.S. Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Public Hearing.
Download our policy advocacy intake form here to request our services and submit it to us here.
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