This 3-day intensive training class is designed for campus police/public safety administrators and investigators (both sworn and non-sworn), student and employee conduct professionals, and Title IX investigators who have responsibility for conducting and overseeing sexual misconduct and gendered violence investigations on their college and university campuses. Through content-based information and practical application, attendees will learn how to fully investigate these offenses from start to finish with an emphasis on investigating the intersections between these offenses and sexual misconduct/assault as well as complying with applicable Clery Act and Title IX regulations and guidance.
Some of the key topics that will be covered include:
- Review of relevant laws, regulations, guidance, and case law;
- Specific considerations when investigating DVDVS, including power and control;
- Working with marginalized populations;
- How to conduct predominant aggressor determinations;
- Trauma-informed investigation considerations; and
- The role of Threat Assessment and Sexual Assault Response Teams.
This class is appropriate for Title IX investigators and other administrators/staff conducting administrative investigations into claims of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, including personnel in campus police/public safety who are involved in conducting criminal or civil rights investigations into these claims.
- For the Campus Police/Public Safety Investigator: This class is appropriate for personnel from sworn and non-sworn agencies from both public and private institutions of higher education who are involved in investigating these types of incidents on their respective campuses. The class will discuss the criminal investigative considerations in addition to the civil rights process. The class will also discuss the intersection of civil rights investigations and concurrent criminal investigations.
- For the Conduct/Title IX Civil Rights Investigator: This class is appropriate for individuals involved in the investigation of sexual misconduct regardless of the type, nature, size, or structure of the institution or the investigation/conduct process. This class will discuss the civil rights investigative considerations in addition to the law enforcement concurrent criminal investigation and provide strategies on how to conduct concurrent investigations.
Attendees of this class will be certified through D. Stafford & Associates. Certification verifies attendance at this class and can serve as an institution’s documentation that the attendee has received training that addresses issues related to sexual assault, including how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.
Persons who successfully complete this class will be eligible to enroll in the online Sexual Assault Investigations Recertification Training Program to help meet the annual training requirement of the Clery Act, as amended by the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
Attendees of this class are encouraged to attend the Investigation of Sex Crimes and Sexual Misconduct for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations class to address issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to fully meet the annual training requirement of the Clery Act for persons involved in investigating or adjudicating these cases.
This class will feature expert faculty with educational backgrounds in criminal justice, education administration, or law who serve or who have served as practitioners on college and university campuses throughout the country in the areas of Title IX compliance, campus police/public safety, student conduct, and/or human resources.
The faculty have significant experience in conducting and overseeing sexual misconduct/assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking investigations (criminal and civil rights) on college and university campuses.
This class is held in various locations around the country each year. The class is held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the first two days and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on the last day.
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Current In-Person Options
There are no in-person classes scheduled for 2021 or 2022. For now, DSA has combined its two investigation classes into one class called Investigation of Sexual Misconduct and Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking Training Class. Click here to see information about that class.
Current Virtual Options
There are no virtual classes scheduled for 2021 or 2022. For now, DSA has combined its two investigation classes into one class called Investigation of Sexual Misconduct and Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking Training Class. Click here to see information about that class.