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Campuses struggle with overcoming challenges when implementing survivor-centered sexual misconduct policies

Lack of administrative buy-in?  An ad-hoc disciplinary board with rotating officers that routinely fails to attend specialized training on sexual violence? These are but a few of the institutional challenges campuses encounter when developing and implementing policies that are survivor-centered in a campus-wide effort to create and maintain a safe environment.  How can campuses create goals and strategies that support survivors and comply with federal law?

Lindy Aldrich, Deputy Director of the Victim Rights Law Center, will guide the discussion on Tuesday, October 25 with colleagues working to improve survivor-centered institutional response to sexual violence.  She will address common challenges when enforcing policy as well as the intersection with the Office on Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter issued in April 2011.

NOTE: the web conference is mandatory for college and university campuses currently funded by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.  Materials from the web conference will be made available to th general public on Wednesday, October 26th.   

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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