TLSC Client and Austin High Alum, Julia, recounts feeling silenced, ignored, and blamed by AISD after she informed the district of her sexual assault, reports The Austin Chronicle.
After experiencing how ill-equipped AISD was in handling sexual assault, Julia and her mother Karen reached out to TLSC. TLSC has since been working with AISD and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) to create a comprehensive sexual assault training program for AISD staff.
But progress stalled with a change in superintendent, leaving current AISD students exposed to the same retraumatization that Julia experienced.
"AISD bungled its response to this over and over again, making Julia's life more difficult, putting students at risk, and proving that whatever it is trying to do to prevent sexual assault and harassment is not working," said TLSC Attorney Wayne Kraus Yang.
See our Press Release and additional coverage by KXAN: Former Austin ISD student details alleged sexual assault, pushes district for more Title IX training, and The Austin American-Statesman: Austin High alumna accuses administrators of blaming, silencing her after sexual assault