Including Prevention in a Comprehensive Sexual Misconduct Policy for Grades K-12

In September 2016, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released guidance for school districts on creating and sustaining a sexual misconduct policy.  This guidance includes a recommendation around the inclusion of prevention and education programming in the school district.  That’s music to this preventionista’s ears!  

The NSVRC has created a list of suggestions for including prevention in school sexual misconduct policies.  Included among these recommendations are the importance of measuring school climate, changing social norms within schools, and the need for school and local rape crisis program partnerships. 

We hope you’ll use these talking points as a springboard for new discussions with your local school district, or to bolster ongoing discussions.

Check out Talking Points: “Considerations for School District Sexual Misconduct Policies” and let us know what you think by commenting below.