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The Summer of ’22 – What’s New and are you Ready to Return to Campus?

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We hope you have had a restful summer break. As you return to campus, here are some VERY important developments that have occurred over the summer you should be aware of: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Comment Period The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has initiated the rulemaking process and…

Tips on Trauma-Informed Practices

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Seasoned Title IX practitioners incorporate trauma-informed practice into their Title IX services, including investigations. A serious Title IX matter often involves traumatic harm to the complainant and respondent with rippling effects that impact families, sports teams, clubs, and friend groups. In the past, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has…

Mandatory, Law Enforcement and Title IX Reporting – do your Campus Employees Understand the Distinctions (and do YOU)?

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Not reporting sexual assault at a California high school led to the arrest of two campus administrators, frightening and confusing employees of educational institutions across the country.  Administrators, faculty, teachers, and employees have reporting obligations at both colleges and K12s.  In many instances, obligations under Mandatory Reporting and Law Enforcement…

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In both colleges and K12 schools, there are a growing number of students reporting dating violence to administrators or their school’s Title IX office. Dating violence statistics reveal that one (1) in three (3) women and men will be subject to relationship violence…

Dating Violence On Campus – Recent Court Decisions Offer Confusing Guidance

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  In both colleges and K12 schools, there are a growing number of students reporting dating violence to administrators or their school’s Title IX office.  Dating violence statistics reveal that one (1)in three (3) women and men will be subject to relationship violence at…

2022 – New Year, New Head Of OCR And New Regulations

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The 2021-2022 school year has been dominated by COVID-related news – will schools open, will they remain open, how will schools manage the omicron variant?  For those of you who have not had the time to follow Title IX developments, much has been happening. New Head of OCR  – Catherine Lhamon…

Investigating Consent

As Title IX practitioners know, many, if not most, of the sexual assault complaints that you will investigate come down to the issue of consent.  Even if there is agreement about the particular physical acts that occurred, the parties often disagree about whether consent was given by the complainant to…

School Is Back In Session – What Does That Mean For Title IX?

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This blog was written by Founder, Megan Farrell. School is back in session and with it, campuses have faced new Title IX challenges. After nearly a year of online instruction, students have returned to the classroom. The scope of Title IX was decisively expanded through federal action this summer. While…