Monthly Archives: February 2015

Chronicle quotes Sokolow on CASA bill

“I do think with this version that the co-sponsoring senators are trying to better balance the bill between the rights of complainants and respondents, so that it has wider appeal to Congress,” said Brett A. Sokolow, president of the National … Continue reading

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American Bar Association Journal quotes Sokolow on campus sexual assault

The California law defines affirmative consent as “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” to a sexual activity. If someone is “incapacitated due to the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication,” the law states, he or she cannot give consent. Students also … Continue reading

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Chronicle quotes Sokolow on external investigators

Campus panels may fail to ask tough questions of the students on both sides of an accusation, says Mr. Sokolow, the consultant. He often works with colleges when they are finishing an investigation or a hearing to review their process. … Continue reading

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Slate references Sokolow’s report in drunk sex article

Sokolow proposed that universities adopt a technical definition of incapacitation as “an inability to make a rational, reasonable judgment or appreciate the consequences of your decisions,” and many institutions have come in line. Sokolow also proposed a “common-sense definition” of … Continue reading

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Tennessean quotes Sokolow on UT sexual assault case

The finding that consensual sex occurred after a student reported a sexual assault is “highly unusual,” said Brett Sokolow, president and CEO for the NCHERM Group, or the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management. http://ow.ly/J81AY

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Sokolow quoted on party monitors in the Chronicle of Higher Education

The idea behind programs like these is not to send students into parties to ruin all the fun, Mr. Sokolow said. It’s to look out for one another. “Campuses are teaching students, This is what we are, this is what … Continue reading

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Sokolow interviewed on issue of mandated reporting

“The question for colleges is if X percent of employees are covered by some status, do we want to tell some groups, ‘Yes, you’re a reporter under Clery,’ and tell some groups, ‘Yes, for Title IX,’ or something else?” Sokolow … Continue reading

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