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:
New Student Discipline Requirements including, but not limited to:
Preventing Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Domestic Violence by implementing new programs/campaigns:
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.
Overview of new subcategories of sexual offenses and their definition under the regulations:
Overview of new reportable offenses and their definition under the regulations:
Duty of Inquiry and Investigation with respect to reports of:
New Disciplinary Procedure and Training of Campus Police/Security Requirements:
Violence Prevention and Awareness Programs, Campaigns and Procedures for both Employees and Students
Who Should Attend
Yolanda 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