From SAVE Services:
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) was introduced last week by Sen. Claire McCaskill. See SAVE's Summary and Analysis.
CASA calls on colleges to "advise the victim of both the victim's rights and the institution's responsibilities regarding orders of protection, no contact orders, restraining orders, or similar lawful orders issued by the institution or a criminal, civil, or tribal court."
Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner asked the bill's sponsors:
Will there be "support services" for the accused?
Will there be someone on campus providing them with information on what they can do to provide for their own defense?
Will they be informed of their rights, and will those rights be under the law (due process) or under campus rules?
Alex Conant, spokesman for co-sponsor Sen. Marco Rubio replied: "This bill does not address this issue."
Please contact Sen. Rubio and tell him that CASA
needs to address this issue:
Email Senator Rubio
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments