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Final Regulations Implemented: VAWA Amendments to Clery (EDU651R)

Presented by: Yolanda R. Gallegos
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Get Inside Information and Needed Education to Comply with the New VAWA Regulations!

The recently issued Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) regulations took effect on July 1, 2015. These regulations impose new obligations that cannot be underestimated.

Enforcement of institutions' obligations stemming from VAWA and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act is at an all-time high, with over 100 institutions currently being investigated for compliance for their response to reports of sexual violence. This includes investigations of elite institutions such as Dartmouth, Princeton, Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Brown. The Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education recently reported that these investigations are taking, on average, over 1000 days to complete.

Under these regulations, your institution will be required to comply with:

The New Reporting Requirements, which include but are not limited to:

  • Expanding reportable offenses to include "stalking", "domestic violence" and dating violence."
  • Expanding the definition of "hate crimes."
  • Expanding your institution's duty of inquiry to determine the context of crimes, the relationships of the accused and the victim, and the reasonableness of the victim's fear or distress resulting from certain offenses.
  • Withholding the names of certain victims.

New Student Discipline Requirements including, but not limited to:

  • Annual training for Institutional hearing officers.
  • Specific procedural requirements for the manner in which the hearings are conducted.

Preventing Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Domestic Violence by implementing new programs/campaigns:

  • New regulations will be imposed on evidence preservation, institutional obligation, and burden of proof.
  • Institutions must now provide training to new students and new employees on sexual violence.

Attend this session by expert speaker Yolanda R. Gallegos to get an in-depth understanding of the new 2015 VAWA regulations and get a checklist of items you can use to ensure compliance. Also, learn about the impact of the amendments on the SaVe Act and Clery Act.

Session Highlights:

Overview of new subcategories of sexual offenses and their definition under the regulations:

  • Rape
  • Fondling
  • Incest
  • Statutory Rape

Overview of new reportable offenses and their definition under the regulations:

  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Hate Crimes

Duty of Inquiry and Investigation with respect to reports of:

  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking

New Disciplinary Procedure and Training of Campus Police/Security Requirements:

  • Classifying new offenses in the crime log
  • New federal definitions of offenses
  • Standards for "unfounding" a crime.

Violence Prevention and Awareness Programs, Campaigns and Procedures for both Employees and Students

Session Agenda:

  • The key elements of the new regulations and the specific duties they impose on colleges.
  • New required programs, policies and procedures
  • How the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education treats investigations related to sexual violence.
  • How to handle OCR investigations.
  • Disciplinary hearing procedures.
  • Various departments and personnel within colleges that have responsibilities for implementing new regulations.
  • A comprehensive checklist of action items to ensure compliance to new VAWA regulations.
  • Impact of the July 1, 2015 VAWA amendments on the SaVe Act and Clery Act.

Who Should Attend

  • Deans of Students
  • Counselors
  • College Security Personnel
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Officers and owners of postsecondary institutions.
  • Student financial aid professionals
  • Investors in private sector postsecondary institutions
  • Admission officers and representatives
  • Postsecondary Regulatory and compliance professionals
About Our Speaker(s)

Yolanda R. Gallegos | higher education regulatory SpeakerYolanda R. Gallegos
The Gallegos Legal Group, founded by Yolanda Gallegos, is a national education law practice, representing colleges and universities around the country. Gallegos Legal Group specializes in higher education regulatory compliance and risk management in areas associated with federal student aid, student grievances, civil r... More info

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