Legal Momentum Applauds New SUNY Policy to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

Legal Momentum Applauds New SUNY Policy to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

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October 3, 2014
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Christina Brandt-Young: cbrandt-young@legalmomentum.org

Jean Gazis: jgazis@legalmomentum.org 

Legal Momentum applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that the State University of New York (SUNY) will put in place a comprehensive, uniform set of practices to combat sexual assault on SUNY campuses. The new policy requires affirmative consent for sexual activity, protects victims of sexual violence from punishment for underage drinking, and will create a much-needed sexual assault victims’ bill of rights. Legal Momentum President Carol Robles-Román stated, “This is an important step toward achieving women’s equality in education. Legal Momentum calls on other governors and colleges to follow New York’s lead and implement affirmative consent policies.”  Legal Momentum provides technical assistance and training to courts on the justice system repsponse to sexual violence, and to attorneys about how to help victims navigate the criminal justice system. To learn more about Legal Momentum’s advocacy for the rights of victims sexual violence on campus, go to: http://www.legalmomentum.org/title-ix

About Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1970 to advance the rights of women by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy in three broad areas: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence and equality under the law. For more information visit www.legalmomentum.org.

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