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https://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/files/2017/03/The_University_of_California_1868.svg_-300x300.pngThe University of California recently released information stating it investigated 113 cases of sexual misconduct filed against faculty or staff across its 10 campuses between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 6, 2016. The information provided is troubling, particularly in light of the sexual assault epidemic occurring across the nation’s university campuses. Sexual offenses such as harassment, assault, and rape lead to significant physical and emotional injuries, yet U.S. colleges and universities are coming under fire for doing little to prevent sexual violence, improperly investigating claims of assault, and not punishing the perpetrators.

When students who are victims of sexual assault cannot turn to their schools for help, they may not know where to go. If they suffered injuries, they should contact a San Francisco injury lawyer from Brod Law Firm as soon as possible. They may have a civil claim for monetary damages based on sexual abuse or assault.

University of California’s Sexual Misconduct Statistics

Memories of one’s college years should be marked by exciting learning opportunities, deep friendships, and the occasional all-night study session.  Tragically, far too many young people are finding their memories of their college years darkened by on-campus sexual assault and/or rape.  This growing threat must be stopped.  Our San Francisco sexual assault attorney believes that civil lawsuits against universities can provide recourse of victims and can also spark changes that will keep students safe at school.

Women File Suit Against Berkeley Alleging Inadequate Response to Sexual Assault Claims

helpThis week, as detailed in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, three current and former students filed a civil suit against the University of California, Berkeley alleging the administration failed to respond appropriately to their sexual assault claims.  The women allege the school did not conduct appropriate investigations, failed to keep them informed throughout the process, and did not sufficiently punish the perpetrators.  The trio say they want to force UC Berkeley to create stronger policies and procedures for handling sexual assault claims and want harsher punishments for assailants.  They also seek monetary damages.