DeVos draws fire for plan to change handling of campus sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday overturned an Obama administration directive on campus sexual assault that may have long-ranging implications for the more than 300,000 college and graduate students in Maryland. “The era of rule by letter is…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos draws reaction on social media with Title IX speech

Social media users reacted to a speech by Betsy DeVos about Title IX programs.

Marching through history: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Learn more about the cause, its history and how you can get involved.

House debates child-marriage restrictions

A bill that would ban marriage involving people younger than 18 in all circumstances cleared a major hurdle in the House of Delegates Friday and is set to receive a final vote.

Maryland House Judiciary Committee hears new sexual assault legislation

The House Judiciary Committee hears testimony on the Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2017, legislation that’s intended to strengthen prosecutors’ cases in sexual assault trials.

Legislation may remove parental rights in sex assault cases

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would enable a court to revoke parental rights of an individual who has been found to have sexually assaulted the other parent, if the court finds that it is in the child’s best interest to remove the parental rights.

National quilting project gives voice to sexual assault victims

BALTIMORE–Survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence from all over the country are sending quilt squares to Baltimore to send a powerful message.

UMD students react to Trump assault allegations

COLLEGE PARK – The discourse on the campaign trail is heating up, and students are beginning to gain interest as well. With the new allegations against Donald Trump coming out this week, the Prevent Sexual Assault club on campus is trying to start a new dialogue.

Revoking Parental Rights In Cases of Sexual Assault

Maryland lawmakers are now considering whether someone who has either been convicted or suspected of sexual assault or rape should be denied access to a child resulting from the alleged offense.

Maryland Bill Would Require Sexual Abuse Awareness Education in Schools

Delegate Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery, called the proposed bill “the single most effective thing we can do to stop abuse.”