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Event: Title IX for Forensic Nurses – Webinar

Title IX for Forensic Nurses – Webinar
May
21

 

On Thursday, May 21, 2015
from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mountain Time

A FREE Online Webinar

Presented by the International Association of Forensic Nurses SAFEta Project
Made possible by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

This 90-minute webinar will introduce participants to Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and help them understand how forensic nurses might be called upon during schools’ sexual misconduct proceedings.  The webinar will begin with a brief overview of Title IX and will explain schools’ investigatory and adjudicatory obligations under the law.  The webinar will contrast schools’ Title IX proceedings with criminal proceedings to help the participants put into context the role of forensic nurses within the Title IX system.  The webinar will next examine the two ways in which forensic nurses might be utilized—as fact witnesses and as expert witnesses—in an institution’s Title IX system.  Participants in this webinar will gain a working knowledge of Title IX, as well as an understanding of the expectations and limitations on the role of the forensic nurse in schools’ investigatory and adjudicatory systems.

Presenter:

Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger is the former sex crimes prosecutor in Monroe County, Indiana (home of Indiana University).  Subsequently, Rebecca worked in-house as a Title IX Investigator at the University of Michigan where she focused on allegations of student-on-student sexual assault.  In addition to conducting investigations for the University of Michigan, Rebecca also provided Title IX and sexual misconduct training to hundreds of students, staff, and faculty.

Rebecca regularly writes and speaks on issues of campus sexual assault prevention, investigation, and prosecution.  She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), the George Washington University (M.A., Public Policy and Women’s Studies), and McGill University (B.A.).

Register now!  To register, you will need your username.  If you do not have a username, you will be prompted to create one.  Should you encounter any difficulty registering, please contact The Association at 410-626-7805 or by email at info@safeta.org.  For more information about SAFEta, please access the SAFEta website.