Date/Time: 
08/09/2011 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location
Address: 

St. Cajetan's Event Center
Auraria Campus
Denver, Colorado

Description: 

The US Department of State estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked through international borders each year, which does not include countless numbers trafficked domestically within their own countries.  Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century - a nine billion dollar industry.  The United States is one of the top three destination points for trafficked victims, the majority of which are women and children.

While domestic violence and human trafficking are different forms of victimization, many similarities and points of intersection exist.  Traffickers prey on those who suffer most from social factors like gender discrimination, violence and abuse.  This workship will provide an overview of human trafficking in the United States and in colorado and offer concrete tools and resources for effective response.

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: 
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!

Location

13123 E. 16th Avenue, B390
Aurora, CO 80045
United States
Phone: 303-864-5324
Fax: 303-864-5351

Phone/Fax

Toll-Free:
888-828-6222
Date/Time: 
10/26/2011 (All day) to 10/28/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

OMNI Interlocken Resort Hotel

City: 
Broomfield
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for School Engagement
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
NCSE
Contact Phone: 
303-837-8466 ext. 115
Contact Email: 
NCSEconference@schoolengagement.org
Description: 

The National Center for School Engagement is pleased to announce the first national conference on school engagement!

They will bring together experts and cutting edge information about how to engage high risk students, families and communities in schools with specific outcomes of improving attendance, attachment, achievement and connectedness to school, and the real prize, high school completion.

Date/Time: 
08/02/2011 (All day) to 08/03/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Crowne Plaza Denver Hotel

City: 
Denver
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime
Contact Email: 
src@ncvc.org
Description: 

The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce an exciting training opportunity. The National Conference on Stalking on Campus will be held in Denver, Colorado on August 2-3, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Hotel.

The National Conference on Stalking on Campus will enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of attendees to address the high rates of stalking on college and university campuses. The conference will provide important tools and resources, such as the newly released Model Campus Stalking Policy, and information on relevant topics, including stalking and technology.

The conference will feature an array of nationally renowned trainers on the issues of stalking on campuses, including experts from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, and victim services. As always, our conference will provide an opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country about challenges facing practitioners in this field.

This conference is open to anyone working on a college or university campus, or those with campuses in their community, including law enforcement, advocates, and other service providers. Registration is free of charge. Please note that priority for registration is given to grantees of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.
 

Date/Time: 
07/21/2012 (All day) to 07/25/2012 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
NCADV
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
NCADV
Contact Website: 
www.ncadv.org
Description: 

Join the many advocates, activists, survivors and allies working to end domestic violence for this critical conference aimed at challenging and informing those working within the movement and/or "system" to provide the most effective solutions and support to domestic violence victims. At each NCADV conference, we work to connect and empower victims and survivors of domestic (and other forms of) violence through specialized workshops and discussion sessions, strategy sessions, survivor institutes, caucus meetings, our Survivor Speak-out, and other organized events aimed at providing a space for victims and survivors to process their experiences, connect with others and heal. Our conference themes, workshops, presenters and events are structured to provide victim service providers and allied professionals with the information they most need to guide, challenge and improve their work.   

Date/Time: 
04/11/2011 (All day)
Location
City: 
Denver
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Alexa Priddy
Contact Phone: 
303-839-9999
Contact Email: 
outreach@ccasa.org
Contact Website: 
www.ccasa.org
Description: 

The Denver Nuggets and RAAP have partnered to bring you a Night Out with the Nuggets in support of RAAP!  Purchase tickets online!

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