The Forensic Center of Excellence is hosting a webinar, A Campus-Wide Response to Sexual Misconduct: Best Practices. The session will be held August 7th at 1pm ET. I want to caveat this post by saying that I am *extremely* leary of almost anything claiming to be a best practice because it’s an almost meaningless phrase that people often declare of their own work without much evidence to support it (this isn’t specific to this webinar or this presenter, but much of what is presented in the forensic healthcare and -adjacent space). That being said, there are some interesting topics here, and it’s probably worth the 90 minutes. From the website:
This webinar highlights the dynamics of campus sexual assault that may be specific to, or heightened in the context of, a college or university setting. Additionally, the presenter discusses best practices in three areas of response to sexual misconduct on campus – encouraging reporting and use of supportive resources; resolution practices (including investigative/adjudicatory processes, adaptable resolution processes, and coordination with law enforcement); and interim and post-resolution measures. The webinar integrates information about the legal framework within which institutions must operate (e.g., Title IX, VAWA, Clery, case law, state laws, etc) with the nuances of supporting students and creating a safe and respectful campus climate.
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