Campus Leaders to Install Sexual Assault Czars at Every College in California

Aug 27, 2014 by

Ultra-liberal Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who helped introduce the SOS Campus Act in July, isn’t even waiting for lawmakers to approve the bill, which aims to address sexual assault on campuses. She is pressuring the state’s campus leaders to voluntarily put in place “victim advocates” before the bill is even passed.

“As our students return to campus, they are counting on their universities to not only educate them, but also to protect them,” Senator Boxer wrote. “Yet, as you know too well, campus sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in our country, and I am writing to ask you to create an independent victim’s advocate on your campuses.”

“I am working hard to pass the SOS Campus Act in Congress, but our students cannot afford to wait another minute for that to happen,” she added. “That is why I am asking you today to voluntarily implement its provisions by creating an independent victim’s advocate on every … California campus.”

Boxer’s office notes:

The legislation would require every institution of higher education that receives federal funding to designate an independent advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response. The advocate would be responsible for ensuring that survivors of sexual assault – regardless of whether they decide to report the crime – have access to:

* Emergency and follow-up medical care

* Guidance on reporting assaults to law enforcement

* Medical forensic or evidentiary exams

* Crisis intervention, ongoing counseling and assistance throughout the process

* Information on their legal rights

The advocate will also conduct a public information campaign on the campuses.

If I were a guy on campus, I’d keep it zipped the whole time. Between this and the “affirmative consent” legislation, it’s a nightmare waiting to happen.

via Sen. Boxer Pressures Campus Leaders to Install Sexual Assault Czars at Every College in California.

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