Violating Title IX is like violating a student’s First Amendment right, in that it can’t be reported to police, said Brett Sokolow, executive director of the Association of Title IX Administrators. The school isn’t investigating whether a crime was committed; it’s investigating whether someone’s civil rights were violated.
And if schools were required to report to police, Sokolow said, it would prevent nearly all victims from coming forward. Title IX gives students another outlet.
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