Investigation of Sex Crimes and Sexual Misconduct for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations

Class Description

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 investigations on their college and university campuses. Attendees will learn how to investigate incidents of sex-based harassment in higher education from start to finish with an emphasis on 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;
  • Trauma-informed investigation techniques;
  • Conducting concurrent investigations;
  • Understanding incapacitation;
  • Interviewing techniques, including conducting credibility assessments; and
  • Understanding campus adjudication process.

Who Should Attend

This class is appropriate for Title IX investigators and other administrators/staff conducting administrative investigations into claims of sexual misconduct, 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.

Certification/Recertification

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 Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking for Campus Police, Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators 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.

Faculty
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.

Logistics

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.

Additional logistics (airports, hotels, and other location specific information) is available when clicking the “Class Details” button for a specific class. (Note: clicking the “Class Details” button will not automatically register attendees for this class. There is an additional registration button that attendees must click to register at the bottom of the logistics page to complete the registration process).

Current Classes

Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police, Public Safety and Conduct/Title IX Civil Rights Investigators: Conducting Trauma-Informed Investigations

March 12-14, 2019
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, CO

Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police, Public Safety and Conduct/Title IX Civil Rights Investigators: Conducting Trauma-Informed Investigations

August 6-8, 2019
Suffolk University in Boston, MA