In this webinar hosted by Green Dot, Jeremy Inabinet talked about the foundational concepts for individuals conducting investigations for sexual misconduct complaints on college campuses. He gave recommendations on how to explore planning, partnerships, and information gathering, as it relates to an investigation. Some main areas that were focused on included the pre-investigation meeting for the victim and the respondent, how to design an investigation process to be as successful as possible, and the importance of maintaining an equitable and consistent practice.
Tag: college sexual assault
Survivor Disclosures in a Digital Era: Ethical & Legal Concerns
This webinar presented by Alicia Aiken from NNEDV and Whitney Laas presented from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Colleges and universities are increasingly utilizing social media to interact and communicate with the campus community. Campus violence against women prevention and intervention programs have also started interacting in the online space. What happens when disclosures take place online or in social media? How can schools sensitively handle this type of disclosure and respond in a way that is survivor centered? What are the judicial and legal ramifications? Come learn how this is being addressed and what your university can do.
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Scoring a Hat Trick: Three Ways to Maximize your Partnership with Athletics
This webinar presented by Green Dot entitled, “In Scoring a Hat Trick: Three Ways to Maximize your Partnerships with Athletics,” presenters Darcie Folsom and CC Curtis of Connecticut College provided concrete suggestions for ways campus grantees can engage student athletes in their violence prevention efforts. Folsom and Curtis focused on three primary strategies: clearing the puck (investigating biases), planning for the power play (branding and relationship building), and the breakaway (making violence prevention the cool thing to do). Some of the concrete solutions offered during the webinar included attending athletic events, planning around athletes’ schedules, using a health promotion lens to engage athletes, identifying and building relationships with key athletic stakeholders, taking materials where athletes spend their time, giving recognition to athletes and coaches, highlighting your athletic partnerships when talking with prospective students, never mandating athletes to participate in prevention activities, and giving athletes tangible skills to keep their teammates from getting hurt or getting in trouble. Folsom and Curtis highlighted many of their successes at Connecticut College and answered questions about challenges, funding, and program assessment.
To view the webinar slides click here and to listen to the recording click here.
Guide for university adjudication panels
Legal Momentum provides a guide developed by the University of Pennsylvania called Sexual misconduct complaints: 17 tips for student discipline adjudicators. It provides a template for other non-profit colleges/universities and thorough information to further inform adjudicators of sexual violence.
How to implement an institution-based sexual assault response team (SART)
This resource from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) provides information on the steps to implement a SART as well as recommendations for and lessons learned about successful collaboration.
Although this document by Hallie Martyniuk through the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) mostly emphasizes how a SART works under PREA, it is helpful for any institution trying to implement a well-organized and pervasive SART.
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This week there were a number of articles and stories in the mainstream news questioning statistics about rape, pointing out the disproportionate impact on women usually generated by NISVS and the White House report. Two of these articles are listed below:
‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Skewed White House Crusade on Sexual Assault’ by Cathy Young through TIME;
Ashley Maier, in response to this media backlash in an email to the PreventConnect listserv, wrote:
I’m thinking about this in a number of ways:
- Support – I’m reminded of what we’re up against and thankful for the support and community we provide each other in what can be the lonely world of sexual violence prevention.
- Moving forward – I wonder how we can best move forward in this context, in this culture that questions whether sexual violence is really even a problem.
- Looking back – I look back at the advocates who have worked to highlight violence against women, to provide remedies, and to prevent it, for years and years and years. I try to remember that we have made progress and trust that we will make more.
Prevention is possible.