Once again, as we head towards the end of the year, we look back to see which blog posts were the most popular. In 2014, the hot topic was the appropriations act and its related notices, which included the implementation of biennial inspections and new flat rent requirements. 102 more words
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Now it’s off to the President for his signature or veto:
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Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young today teamed up to make sure that Section 910 of the Violence Against Women Act was repealed.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) has published a new book that traces the history of violence against Native women, legal barriers to protecting Native women, and a breakdown of VAWA provisions that impact tribes. 48 more words
According to the comments to the VAWA regulations, colleges and universities are tasked with designing dating violence, domestic violence, and sex assault prevention programs for their students which “focus on changing the social norms and stereotypes that create conditions in which sexual violence occurs.” Underscoring the magnitude of the challenge facing colleges and universities, the Department of Education acknowledges that “[t]here is a relative lack of research showing what makes programs designed to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking effective.” 611 more words
One of the more interesting extended conversations in the comments to the regulations involves defining “dating violence” for Clery Act purposes. It is clear that determining whether dating violence exists will undoubtedly prove to be one of the trickier compliance challenges for universities. 444 more words