The Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) Legal Assistance for Crime Victims Initiative is collaborating with the Victim Rights Law Center to host a webinar series on Title IX issues for state and local sexual assault coalitions and programs throughout the country.

     

Negotiating Safety and Remedial Measures in Campus Sexual Assault Cases

Title IX requires that "upon notice of gender-based harassment that creates a hostile environment, an institution must take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects." In order to remedy the hostile environment, campuses should provide safety and remedial measures and the option to participate in their resolution/conduct process. This webinar will provide detailed, practical tips on where to begin with a new campus case, how to assist a survivor with obtaining the safety and remedial measures they need, and how to assist a survivor throughout all stages of the resolution process.

June 28, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. (e.t.)
     

Using the OCR Complaint Process to Empower Sexual Assault Survivors

Institutions receiving federal funding have an obligation to comply with Title IX when responding to gender-based harassment. When a student or employee feels that a school does not adequately respond under Title IX, one option is to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the agency responsible for enforcing Title IX. This webinar will help participants understand the criteria to file a complaint, learn how to help a survivor assess whether the complaint process is right for them, and discover practical tips on creating a complaint and working through the process.

July 26, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. (e.t.)


Campus Safety Planning: Remedial Measures, Schedule Mapping, and No Contact Orders

Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim's physical and emotional safety. Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security. No Contact Orders can be a key piece of a survivor's safety plan and, when implemented and enforced in conjunction with schedule mapping, are invaluable tools. This webinar will address the unique challenges of creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment, explore how safety planning for sexual violence can be different than safety planning for domestic violence, and discuss strategies for protecting victim privacy and safety.

August 16, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. (e.t.)
     

Title IX Live Chat

This forum is an opportunity to ask the experts from the Victim Rights Law Center questions regarding the OCR process, campus safety planning, schedule mapping, or any other Title IX questions.

August 23, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. (e.t.)

Please register early, as space is limited.


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