Sex Crimes

Brown University releases sexual assault task force's final report with recommendations

Brown University has released the final report of the school's Sexual Assault Task Force with recommendations for handling sexual and gender-based harassment and violence.

The report comes on the heels of a student protest in March for what some say was the school's mishandling of a sexual assault case.

President Christina Paxson announced Tuesday that officials at the Ivy League school would review the recommendations before issuing a formal response.

The report urges the university to implement a unified policy toward sexual and gender-based harassment and violence that would apply to all members of the university community. It also calls for enforcement of the policy through a newly created Title IX office led by the Title IX program officer, a new position that will be filled in May.