Because the Department of Education hasn’t been answering reporters’ questions, it’s unclear if the latest inactions are a temporary side effect of the Trump administration transition or an actual policy shift.
The investigation lasted for three years. Title IX is the federal law that outlaws discrimination against, or the exclusion of, any person from a federally funded education program or activity because of their sex or gender.
A recent legislative audit of the state’s Crime Lab said the facility isn’t meeting its target speed for processing sexual assault response team kits, which include biological evidence gathered after an alleged sexual assault. A scientist at the lab explained that the process is complicated.