On January 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education this morning released the final implementing regulations for th Campus SaVE Act/VAWA amendment to Clery on the Federal Register Website at the link below. They will be formally published on Monday and take effect July 1, 2015.
To read the changes and the rest of the Violence Against Women Act, click on view resource below!
This webinar presented by the Clery Center reviews the changes established March 2013 for schools to comply with in the following year on their Annual Security Report. The main agenda of this webinar is to clarify the new change of the Clery Act, what the Campus SaVE Act means under the Violence Against Women Act, and also suggest possible avenues of collaboration between schools to comply to the new changes.
To view the webinar, click on the view resource button below.
This webpage contains information about the rulemaking efforts on the Violence Against Women Act. It outlines changes that occurred to the Clery Act with the reauthorization of VAWA in 2013. You can find more information here.
With the Victim Rights Law Center and the Confidentiality Institute, this webinar discusses details on who exercises confidentiality, the fundamentals of confidentiality, and what sets it apart from privilege. Also discussed is how VAWA enforces confidentiality and what the elements are of “informed consent”.
Click on the link below to watch the webinar:
Also listed below is information regarding updated confidentiality laws through VAWA and templates for information release forms:
VAWA 2013 Confidentiality
NNEDV Template for Information Release
Created by the Clery Center for Security on Campus, this checklist provides a method of evaluating what practices currently exist at a specific college or university related to the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act and identifying action steps moving forward.
Click on the link below to access the checklist:
On July 14, 2014, The U.S. Department of Education released its clarification on “the implementation of changes to the Jeanne Clery Act made through the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)”. The Clery Center offered highlights of areas that will change through the Reauthorization Act. The letter requests a “good faith effort” to:
- Implement and organize procedures following an incident of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault,or Stalking
- Have Options and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
- It published 2013 Statistics for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
- It suggests Training Using Draft Regulations (Not Statutory Language)
To read the letter, click on view resource below.
The Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), and CALCASA’s National Campus Advisory Board developed guidelines and standards to implement a Coordinated Community Response Team.
This three page document emphasizes how the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 included a provision stating that grant funds could be used to “support improved coordination among campus administrators, campus security personnel, and local law enforcement to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus”.
Read through these standards of CCR to guide schools in creating their own CCR teams based on the needs of their campus.
To read about the Office On Violence Against Women and the OVW definitions of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking, click on view resource below.