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 sues Education Secretary DeVos, Acting Assistant Secretary Candice Jackson, and the U.S. Department of Education with co-plaintiffs Equal Rights Advocates and Victim Rights Law Center through legal counsel at Democracy Forward, National Center for Youth Law, and National Women's Law Center (Case citation: SurvJustice, Inc., et al. v. DeVos, et al., Case No. 3:18-cv-00535-JSC (N.D. Cal))
- SurvJustice worked with Steptoe & Johnson to help secure recognition of the victim-advocate privilege in federal court (Case citation: Jane Doe v. Old Dominion University, Case No. 2:17-cv-00015-HCM (E.D. Va. 2018))
- SurvJustice consulted the International Association of Forensic Nurses about rape kit usage and SANE nurse testimony in campus hearings
- SurvJustice joined Public Justice and other advocacy orgs in a letter calling on state education officials to protect transgender students
- SurvJustice worked with NWLC to publish an open letter to Acting Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights Candice Jackson on her need to apologize for promoting rape myths and acknowledge research on the realities around campus sexual violence
- SurvJustice researched by Michigan State University’s National Experts on Campus Sexual Assault Project by Dr. Rebecca Campbell
- SurvJustice participated the Arab American Institute's "Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts: Civil Rights Protections at Risk" panel
- SurvJustice contributed to the final edition of the Know Your IX State Policy Playbook for Ending Campus Sexual Assault
- SurvJustice joined a letter from Public Justice, the National Women's Law Center, and Lambda Legal asking Title IX coordinators at states' Departments of Education to uphold Title IX protections
- SurvJustice lobbied for passages of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (S. 856; H.R. 1949)
- SurvJustice became a liaison to the American Bar Association (ABA)'s Criminal Justice Section Task Force on College Due Process
- SurvJustice continued as a liaison to the American Law Institute (ALI) Project on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct on Campus
- SurvJustice Founder reappointed as a member of the American Bar Association (ABA)'s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
- SurvJustice Founder joined Advisory Board of Every Voice to push for Massachusetts H.B. 2998
- 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 Founder appointed as a member of the American Bar Association (ABA)'s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
- 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.
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