National Center for Campus Public Safety

Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute

In the Not Alone report, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault charged the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) to develop a training program on trauma-informed sexual assault investigation and adjudication that includes Title IX training for campus officials. To meet this mandate, we worked with nationally-recognized subject matter experts in the fields of sexual and gender-based violence investigations, Title IX, the Clery Act, victim's advocacy, student conduct, and psychology to develop and deliver this groundbreaking curriculum. 

After rigorous pilot programming and fine-tuning, our first annual DC Institute in Washington, DC in July 2016, and a series of successful regional Institutes during the 2016-17 academic year, the NCCPS is pleased to announce our second annual DC Institute The NCCPS Institute curriculum includes modules on 15 topics from institutional obligations to self-care. Learn more about these topics in the module synopses

The Second Annual DC NCCPS Institute will be held June 12-16, 2017 in Washington, DC. This annual event will consist of our four-day flagship curriculum followed by a fifth day of presentations and discussions with a range of federal partners. Registration fees are $1,295 and registration is now open! Please visit the registration page below for full details, including faculty biographies, hotel information, and a link to register.

Jun 12 — Jun 16, 2017 2nd Annual DC Institute Washington, DC Register

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Purpose and Objectives:
To provide college and university administrators involved in investigating and adjudicating sexual misconduct cases information and resources necessary to conduct trauma-informed investigations in line with evolving practices. Our Institute objectives include:

  • Train administrators how to conduct fair and balanced Title IX investigation and adjudication processes for all parties;
  • Explain the intricacies and crossovers of Title IX, the Clery Act, criminal investigations, and institutional obligations;
  • Identify the effects of trauma and how trauma impacts victims and others involved in investigations; and
  • Identify and apply industry evolving practices to conduct a trauma-informed investigation from disclosure and first response to adjudication.

Intended Audience:
The NCCPS Institute curriculum design allows for individuals and teams to learn together and is intended for campus officials involved in the investigation and adjudication processes at institutions of higher education, in addition to campus partners. This may include:

Title IX coordinators Administrative investigators
Hearing board members Student conduct professionals
Appeals board members Student affairs professionals
Residential life staff Human resources personnel
Deans of students Advocates
Legal counsel Campus safety and law enforcement personnel
Prosecutors Community Partners

While not specifically designed to meet the needs of criminal investigators, we encourage colleges and universities to send a representative from their law enforcement or campus safety agency.

Registration Information:
Our registration page contains details on fees and discounts as well as logistics. Registration is available to representatives from institutions of higher education and their local partners involved in the investigation and adjudication of reports on sexual and gender-based violence on campus. We encourage representation from your campus/community multi-disciplinary teams. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and seating is limited – a design intended to promote learner success through more in-depth engagement with our instructors.

Please email us for additional information. 

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