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Training is crucial for anyone deemed a “responsible employee” on campus who must report, intervene or investigate Title IX concerns. Customized training that incorporates review of Title IX policies, processes, and protocols is most effective.
We train personnel to conduct Title IX investigations that are prompt, impartial, thorough, equitable, and reliable. Title IX investigations address:
Sexual Misconduct (Stalking, Coercion)
Domestic or Dating Violence
Breach of Confidentiality or “No-contact” Orders
Substantive or Procedural Violations of Policy
Title IX training is offered as a half-day seminar or an extensive two-day program that emphasizes group interaction and a practical approach. Training covers:
Title IX jurisdiction
Title IX Coordinator requirements
Due process and evidentiary standards
Civil Rights/Investigation Model
Precautionary/Interim Measures and Confidentiality
Force, Consent, and Incapacity
Evidence, Credibility, and Analysis
Documentation and retention
Communicating findings and sanctions
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Civil Rights, as well as Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, SaVE, and Cleary Act tell the story. Title IX matters are high priority for educational institutions across the country.
Title IX investigations demand sensitivity to the unique issues involved while demonstrating equitable treatment for all.
Treat everyone involved with dignity and respect.
Assist each party in telling his or her side of the story
Stay vigilant against conscious and unconscious bias
Coordinate closely with the Title IX Coordinator
Error on the side of communication with all parties
Recognize what we do not know – consult outside experts when necessary.