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Legal Issues Conference in Burlington, VT, October 13-15, 2014  

 

On October 13-15, 2014, the 24th Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference will be held at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The conference "provides a comprehensive picture of the diverse legal issues shaping all aspects of higher education." Presenters will "help you acquire practical, hands-on methods to implement best practices, policies, programs and ideas."

Several concurrent courses with topics such as legal updates, suicide prevention, student alcohol use, trends and best practices for supporting healthy behavior, implementing the VAWA amendments to Clery, overview of the National Center for Campus Public Safety, building a bystander education initiative, and many more will be offered during this three-day event for student and administrative affairs officials and campus safety professionals.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, a live web-streaming option is available for institutions. For more information, please visit the conference website. You can also follow conference updates on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for their email updates here:  Legal Issues E-News. 
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White House Announces "It's On Us" Campaign

 

On Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden unveiled a new public awareness campaign, "It's On Us," aimed at engaging all members of campus community members, but particularly men, in the efforts to stop sexual assaults on campuses nationwide. President Obama stated, "The idea is to fundamentally shift the way we think about sexual assault. So we're inviting colleges and universities to join us in saying, we are not tolerating this anymore -- not on our campuses, not in our community, not in this country."   

   

A number of campus community organizations, both public and private, and public and private companies have signed on in partnership of the administration's latest efforts. These include campus groups such as Men Can Stop Rape, the NCAA, and AAUW to for-profit companies such as EA Sports and Viacom.

  

View the "It's On Us" fact sheet and read President Obama's complete remarks here.

Professional Training Opportunities 


Title: Body Worn Camera Webinar   

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

Host: IACLEA  

Location: Online  

Fee: Free (for IACLEA members only) 

 Information & Registration   

  

Title: The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault - Law Enforcement Only

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

Host: End Violence Against Women International 

Location: Online

Fee: Free

Information & Registration 

  

Title: Beyond Orientation: Building a Prevention Calendar at a College or University  

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

Host: The Clery Center

Location: Online

Fee: Free

Information & Registration 

 

Title: North Dakota Emergency Management Conference

Date: October 6-9, 2014

Location: Bismarck, ND

Fee: Registration Fee

Information & Registration 

 

Title: Intersections in Compliance: A Two-Day Conference on Title IX & the Clery Act

Date: October 13-14, 2014

Host: The Clery Center 

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Fee: Registration Fee

Information & Registration 


Scholarship Opportunity!
 

2015 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Campus Responses

 

Twenty scholarships will be available for law enforcement personnel to attend the EVAWI 2015 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses in New Orleans, Louisiana. These scholarships are funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice, and they will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are due September 30, 2014. Visit the EVAWI website and click on the scholarships tab for more information and to apply. 

 

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.