Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


The Role of Institutions in Non-Stranger Sexual Violence

The Role of Institutions in Non-Stranger Sexual Violence

Institutions of all kinds, both formal and informal, shape our lives. They also reflect as well as influence our culture. Regardless of how honorable their intent, educational, military, corporate and religious institutions often unwittingly attract, conceal and protect rapists and sexual predators. Responding professionals can benefit by understanding how these cultural bulwarks can become havens for sexual predators, and how to work with institutions to best protect their members and prevent infiltration.

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An Electronic Life – How to Destroy a Life through Sextortion

An Electronic Life – How to Destroy a Life through Sextortion

This workshop will address the case of State of Connecticut v. Christopher Lamb, and how a single person can devastate numerous lives through a few keystrokes. In this case, the defendant hacked into and took over the cloud storage and social media accounts of over 20 teenage victims, through exploiting his friendship with the victims and simple social engineering.

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US Center for SafeSport: Utilizing a Community Approach to Support Athlete Victims

US Center for SafeSport: Utilizing a Community Approach to Support Athlete Victims

Through this presentation, the Center will address the complex nature of an investigation and the intersection between law enforcement, victim advocacy, and sport. The Center will discuss the current and future outreach efforts it has taken to connect law enforcement, NGBs, and victim advocacy. In addition, the center will highlight the importance of connecting victims with advocacy early in the process, with additional support from law enforcement and intake support functions throughout the process. The presenter will outline that process and reflect on how each role intersects and coordinates with the other systems, to put victims first. The specific topics of discussion will include coordination of parallel investigations and working with victims.

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More Than Title IX: Using Restorative Justice to Address Sexual Harm Among Secondary School Students

More Than Title IX: Using Restorative Justice to Address Sexual Harm Among Secondary School Students

This research examines – through policy analysis and semi-structured interviews – the possibilities and limitations of a restorative justice framework in addressing sexual violence among secondary school students. For policy analysis, the research looks specifically at three components of responding to sexual harm as detailed in the 2011 Dear Colleague letter and the 2020 new Title IX regulations: mediation, supportive measures, and confidentiality.

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School Resource Officers and Title IX: K-12 Responses to Sexual Misconduct

School Resource Officers and Title IX: K-12 Responses to Sexual Misconduct

With Title IX guidance and regulations in flux, this session briefly explores developing case law around the requirement that educational institutions receive actual notice of sexual misconduct through an “appropriate person” before liability attaches under Title IX. While often employed by local law enforcement, school resource officers often serve as agents for K-12 school districts to receive reports of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based harassment and abuse. Properly training school resource officers to respond to reports under Title IX will improve K-12 grievance procedures addressing sexual harassment, misconduct and violence to avoid liability and, most importantly, to ensure students feel safe and supported within their educational environments.

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Men and #MeToo: Possibilities and Perils in a Time of Change

Men and #MeToo: Possibilities and Perils in a Time of Change

During this webinar, Jackson Katz will address some of the ways that men have responded to the #MeToo outpouring of women’s voices about their experiences of harassment, abuse and violence, and the enormous amount of work that remains to be done. Among its many contributions, the #MeToo movement has put cultural ideas about “manhood” under critical scrutiny like never before. Dr. Katz, one of the world’s leading educator-scholars on the topic of engaging men in the prevention of sexual and domestic violence, will share insights and strategies for inviting men into the conversation in constructive and potentially transformative ways.

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Law Enforcement Sexual Misconduct: Introducing a Model Policy Resource for Prevention and Accountability

Law Enforcement Sexual Misconduct: Introducing a Model Policy Resource for Prevention and Accountability

The overwhelming majority of those who serve in the noble profession of law enforcement are professionals who uphold their oath of office. However, we cannot ignore the numerous headlines, arrests, convictions, and lawsuits describing horrific acts of sexual misconduct perpetrated by law enforcement officers. When a predatory sexual offender has the power and authority of the police, this creates an extremely serious breach of the ethics of the profession, a violation of the color of law, and a traumatic victimization of a colleague or citizen whom law enforcement has sworn to protect.

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Public Trust: Confronting Law Enforcement Sexual Misconduct in the #MeToo Era

Public Trust: Confronting Law Enforcement Sexual Misconduct in the #MeToo Era

Through an examination of case studies, after-action reviews, and the emerging national demand for increased accountability for all forms of sexual misconduct, this webinar will encourage courageous conversations and inspire proactive leadership strategies to address and prevent law enforcement sexual misconduct.

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