Title IX Organizations and Support Channels for the Accused

Nov. 4, 2019 By

Title IX Organizations and Support Channels for the Accused

If you or your child has been accused of sexual misconduct and is facing a Title IX proceeding on campus, there are support organizations that can help. Three such organizations are FACE, the FIRE, and Save Our Sons.

FACE

Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE) was founded in 2013 by three mothers of sons who had been falsely accused of sexual misconduct at their respective colleges. FACE has established itself as a serious political presence in the U.S. as well as the leading support organization for accused students.

As more mothers began to seek them out with similar concerns, they decided to form an organization which would bring together families across the country to address what families consistently have referred to as a “nightmare.” FACE has become the mechanism through which the founders sought to provide support for students and families affected by inequitable Title IX processes, and to advocate for policy and legislative change. Since its founding, hundreds of students and families have sought support from FACE.  The accused students, though primarily male, have come to include women, LGBTQ persons, and those of other gender identities. The organization also supports faculty members who are facing allegations under Title IX.

FACE can be reached through their website, facecampusequality.org

FIRE

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) was started as a small nonprofit in Philadelphia 20 years ago to help students and professors facing violations of their individual rights in college disciplinary proceedings, including Title IX proceedings.

Among other civil rights, FIRE works to promote due process in campus adjudicatory procedures. The right to due process refers to the idea that governmental authorities must provide fair, unbiased, and equitable procedures when determining a person’s guilt or innocence. The same principle applies to judicial hearings on college campuses.  Under new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, schools must provide fair and consistent procedures for the accuser and the accused.

Yet on many campuses, the accused face “kangaroo courts” that lack fair procedures, in which the political viewpoint or institutional interests of the “judges” greatly affect the outcomes of trials. The accused are often given no right to question their accusers or witnesses, denied access to documents and other evidence, and then convicted and sanctioned with no regard for fairness or consistency. FIRE works to prevent biased and unfair procedures in Title IX hearings as well as other campus proceedings, including the right to free speech.

FIRE’s website includes numerous resources for families of accused students including information on recent Title IX cases and information on defending Title IX and other student disciplinary proceedings.

FIRE can be reached through their website at https://www.thefire.org.

Save Our Sons

Save Our Sons is a great source for information and resources and serves as an advocate for accused students in Title IX cases. Their website contains a treasure trove of successful strategies and case decisions helpful to the planning of a Title IX defense. It also provides links to other sites that will help you in defending the complaint.

Save Our Sons can be reached through their website at https://helpsaveoursons.com/

If you believe your due process rights have been violated, let’s talk.

Our attorneys are Title IX defense specialists and we have helped hundreds of accused students across the country who have been treated unfairly by the schools. The firm’s managing partner and nationally recognized due process attorney, Andrew Miltenberg, is on the Board of Directors of FACE and a recommended attorney by Save Our Sons. Call us at 212-736-4500 or contact us as soon as a complaint is filed and we will be there aggressively protecting your rights, ensuring a fundamentally fair process, or establishing the deficiencies that will lead a court to reverse the school’s adverse findings. There is no fee for a private consultation.