Date/Time: 
11/15/2010 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 
University of Colorado at Boulder
City: 
Boulder
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Higher Education Risk Management
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Samantha Dutill
Contact Phone: 
610-993-0229
Contact Email: 
Samantha@ncherm.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.ncherm.org
Description: 

Investigating Campus Sexual Misconduct


An NCHERM Regional Seminar presented by Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., W. Scott Lewis, J.D. and Saundra K. Schuster, J.D.

For years, campuses have sought models of resolution for campus sexual misconduct complaints that provide fairness, balance, and a measure of outcome satisfaction for the participants. We’ve tried adversarial hearings. Administrative hearings. Shuttle diplomacy. Mediation. Restorative justice. And, hybrids of each of these. For the most part, we’ve failed miserably. No one is ever happy. Justice is rarely done. Truth remains elusive. At best, we have tweaked our processes to minimize secondary victimization of complainants, but adding no further harm should not be our yardstick for success. Throw in the possibility of concurrent criminal prosecution, and the potential difficulties multiply.

Why can’t we get this right?

That’s simple. We’re trying to fit campus sexual misconduct into a student conduct/discipline framework like hazing, a roommate conflict, or some similar developmental challenge. With the wrong lens, you can’t take the right picture. Campus sexual misconduct is more accurately seen not as a conduct issue, but as a civil rights discrimination. When viewed through a civil rights and discrimination lens, the answer has been right there in front of our eyes for a long time. We resolve sexual harassment with an investigation model. We always have. And, very few people gripe about the process because it works. It’s humane, effective, efficient and can be integrated with relative ease into our current hearing and resolution models. We need to take a page from HR, and create a civil rights investigation model for addressing campus sexual misconduct. Civil rights investigation is not police-led investigation, and it is not the same as investigating a student conduct violation. It is a very specific, highly specialized skill-set. But, where do you to get the training you need in how to develop, implement and operate a civil rights investigation model for campus sexual misconduct? This event is designed for you.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This training will benefit you, whether you work in student affairs or student conduct and need a new model, or work in campus law enforcement or HR, and need to sharpen your civil investigation skills. In fact, anyone investigating any type of civil rights complaint will benefit from this training, including those investigating hate crimes, gender bias, racial, religious, ethic, and other discriminatory acts against any group or protected class. Prosecutors, sex crimes investigators, magistrates, victim advocates and judges are welcome too. Criminal justice authorities will gain insight into the campus process as well as picking up some investigation tips. Importantly, we’ll address the confluence of campus, civil and criminal processes, legal obligations that attach, and how we can all do our jobs cooperatively and collaboratively without obstructing each other.


AGENDA

9:00am – 10:15am -- A New Paradigm

• Comparative Resolution Models: Strengths and Weaknesses
o Adversarial/formal hearing models
o Informal hearing models
o Administrative hearings
o Critical Issues Boards/Sexual Misconduct Boards
o Mediation
o Shuttle diplomacy
o Restorative justice
• Meeting the aims of fairness, education, community protection, remedy and healing
• Introduction to the Civil Rights Paradigm

10:30am to noon -- The Civil Rights Investigation Model – Best Practices

• Who investigates?
o The investigation team model
o HR/Student conduct jurisdictional intersection issues
• Active v. passive accumulation of evidence
• Identification of witnesses
o Character witnesses
o Primary witnesses
o Secondary witnesses
o Expert witnesses
• Strategic investigation
o When to charge?
o When to question witnesses?
o When to question the respondent?
• Investigation best practices
o Questioning
o Recordkeeping
o Documentation
o Timeline
o Feeling the flow of evidence
 Flowcharting
 Identifying patterns
 Credibility issues

Noon to 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm to 2:30pm – Investigation Model Best Practices, Continued

• The Investigation Report
o Summarize your findings
o Tell a story and note gaps
o Make a finding on the question of policy violation, if the evidence suggests one
o Share your findings
• The Role of the Investigator
o In the hearing
o In sanctioning
o In remedial proceedings
• Hearing models and the Investigator
o Role as witness
o Influence on evidence
o Questioning
o Lying by witnesses
• The Investigation Model and Restorative Justice

2:45pm to 5:00pm – Mock Investigation

• Using a case study, participants will:
o Uncover evidence
o Follow the trail
o Question witnesses
o Conduct policy analysis
o Make a finding

Register Online

Date/Time: 
11/04/2010 (All day) to 11/06/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 
Denver Marriott City Center Hotel, 1701 California Street
City: 
Denver
Postal Code: 
80202
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Society for Public Health Education
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Society for Public Health Education
Contact Phone: 
202-408-9804
Contact Email: 
info@sophe.org
Contact Website: 
www.sophe.org
Description: 

SOPHE 61st Annual Meeting, "Healthy People 2020: Scaling New Heights"

Public health professionals working in disease prevention and health promotion have much to celebrate and still more to discover. At the conclusion of the Healthy People (HP) 2010 decade, we should pause to take stock of our achievements and learn from our challenges. At this conference, plenary speakers and presenters will share progress and discovery in disease prevention and health promotion, discuss goals and expectations for the next decade, and describe innovative strategies for achieving those objectives. Also, you will not want to miss out on all the celebrations as SOPHE concludes its 60th Anniversary year, and launches a new strategic plan for the years ahead!

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 8, 2010

Register Online

Date/Time: 
06/08/2010 (All day) to 06/10/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

The Westin

City: 
Denver
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Jenn Benner
Contact Phone: 
877-739-3895
Contact Email: 
jbenner@nsvrc.org
Description: 

Register Online for this FREE Conference! You must be an OVW Rural Grantee to attend. 

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Resource Sharing Project will provide a unique training opportunity for OVW Rural Grantees to enhance the provision of sexual assault services in the context of intimate partner violence. This national conference will bring together advocates, medical professionals, prosecutors and law enforcement community partners to share and learn as peers.

Workshop topics and sessions will address basic core competencies in the provision of sexual assault services to survivors of intimate partner violence, as well as more advanced topics. There will be something for everyone, so we hope you will join us!

There are a small number of scholarships avaliable for select participants.  Please see the scholarship page of the conference website

Register Online Now!

Date/Time: 
04/05/2010 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

West Steps of the Capitol Building!
200 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203

City: 
Denver
Postal Code: 
80203
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Description: 

Join your legislators for a rally and proclamation to kick off SAAM 2010! This year's national theme is Prevention. There will be music by a Native American Music Collective and Cele Spink, a local spoken word artist. The SAVA Center's Theater group will perform scenes from their play, "Until Someone Wakes Up."

Date/Time: 
06/15/2010 (All day) to 06/17/2010 (All day)
Description: 

What?
Covering a range of topics that impact victim safety and confidentiality, this conference will provide tools and best practices to enhance victim services programs and innovative partnerships. Attendees will learn and review best practices to effectively address critical technology and confidentiality issues.

Topics will include:

  • emerging technology safety issues
  • technology use within partnerships
  • GPS monitoring of offenders
  • safe and effective outreach to sexual assault victims
  • sexting, social networking, and information online
  • mandatory reporting laws
  • confidentiality and VAWA 2005 obligations
  • privacy and electronic health records
  • data collection, data sharing, and data retention

Who?
For any victim service programs or innovative partnerships, such as coordinated community response teams, co-located services, sexual assault response teams (SARTs), or comprehensive victim service centers, who are working to address domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking issues.

Registration Deadline is April 30, 2010

Please email tcip@nnedv.org or call 202-543-5566 with any questions
 

Date/Time: 
11/12/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 
SPAN Outreach Center, 835 North Street
City: 
Boulder
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Description: 

As part of SPAN's comittment to a social agenda that seeks to address the systems of oppression and injustice that foster domestic violence, SPAN is hosting a half day workshop that will provide a safe space to discuss and share ideas, issues, initiatives, with other community members interested in addressing intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender, ethnicity, social systems, systems of oppression, and diverse cultures. The workshop highlights the collaborations between SPAN and other organizations committed to the same outcomes.

TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

COST: $25 per person / $15 for students (includes breakfast)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information on registration contact Rollie at 303-449-8623.

Date/Time: 
07/16/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 
SPAN Outreach Center, 835 North Street
City: 
Boulder
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Description: 

As part of SPAN's comittment to a social agenda that seeks to address the systems of oppression and injustice that foster domestic violence, SPAN is hosting a half day workshop that will provide a safe space to discuss and share ideas, issues, initiatives, with other community members interested in addressing intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender, ethnicity, social systems, systems of oppression, and diverse cultures. The workshop highlights the collaborations between SPAN and other organizations committed to the same outcomes.

TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

COST: $25 per person / $15 for students (includes breakfast)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information on registration contact Rollie at 303-449-8623.

Date/Time: 
03/12/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 
SPAN Outreach Center, 835 North Street
City: 
Boulder
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Description: 

As part of SPAN's comittment to a social agenda that seeks to address the systems of oppression and injustice that foster domestic violence, SPAN is hosting a half day workshop that will provide a safe space to discuss and share ideas, issues, initiatives, with other community members interested in addressing intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender, ethnicity, social systems, systems of oppression, and diverse cultures. The workshop highlights the collaborations between SPAN and other organizations committed to the same outcomes.

TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

COST: $25 per person / $15 for students (includes breakfast)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by March 10. To register, download the registration form and fax to 303-449-0169 or call Rollie at 303-449-8623.

Date/Time: 
11/06/2010 (All day) to 11/10/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Colorado Convention Center

City: 
Denver
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Public Health Association
Description: 

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier Public Health Educational Forum! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. The world of public health is in continual motion, and there is no better way to stay abreast of the research and learn about emerging issues.

The theme of the meeting is: Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative.

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