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Virginia Campus Safety Forum: Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus

Monday, March 19, 2012 – Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Description

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce that the "Virginia Campus Safety Forum: Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus" will be held March 19-21, 2012, in Hampton, VA. DCJS, in collaboration with Virginia public and private universities, is hosting this event. The Forum will bring together national experts in the field of campus sexual assault to discuss the latest research, policies, legal challenges, interdisciplinary cooperation, and reporting issues.

Leading national experts will discuss critical issues that impact the policies and procedures that must be in place for the proper management and investigation of sexual assaults reported to colleges and universities. Structured to encourage a cross disciplinary approach to this complex campus and community public health issue, attendees will have significant opportunities to share expertise and resources with colleagues. Facilitated question/answer sessions will promote participant interaction with subject matter experts.

Suggested participants include: campus police and security personnel, municipal law enforcement with a connection to institutions of higher education, student life professionals, women’s center and counseling professionals, prosecutors, mental health professionals, and other interested campus or community personnel.

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Agenda

Monday, March 19, 2012
 
8:30 AM – Opening
 
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM           
Sexual Predators on Campus: Research Studies and Statistics
Dr. David Lisak, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Bio-Psycho-Social Response to Trauma: Understanding Victim Behaviors and Choices
Dr. David Lisak, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
 
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM   Lunch
 
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Overview of Legal and Liability Issues Surrounding Campus Sexual Assault
Peter Lake, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law
 
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Facilitated Discussion and Questions
Dr. Eugene Deisinger, Deputy Chief of Police and Director, Threat Management Services, Virginia Tech Police Department
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
See Me, Hear Me, Believe Me: Creating Effective Campus Climate Change Now
Chief Adrienne Murray, Chief of Police, Davidson College
 
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Sex Crime Allegations: Management and Best Practices in the University Setting / Policy Issues Surrounding Campus Sexual Assault” 
Gina Maisto Smith, Ballard Spahr LLP  
Leslie Gomez , Ballard Spahr LLP
 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM   Lunch
 
 
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Interconnected Nature of Gender and Sexual Violence Crimes: How to Build A Sexual Assault Case
Dr. Gary J. Margolis, Managing Partner, Margolis and Healy Associates
 
3:15 PM – 4: 30 PM
Facilitated Discussion and Questions
Dr. Eugene Deisinger, Deputy Chief of Police and Director, Threat Management Services, Virginia Tech Police Department
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sexual Assault and Harassment Allegations:  Campus Response Under Title IX
Robin Murphy, Supervisory Attorney and Rachel Glickman, Senior Attorney, District of Columbia Office of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
What the Numbers Tell Us -- Clery and Incident-Based Reporting Statistics and Expected Legislative Changes to the Clery Act in 2012
Steven J. Healy, Managing Partner, Margolis and Healy Associates
 
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Lunch
 
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Recognizing and Responding to Stalking on Campus
Michelle Garcia, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

Participant Registration and Cost

The Forum participant registration fee is $125.00. To register as a participant for this event, please click the button below:



Vendor Registration and Cost

The Forum vendor fee is $250.00 and includes:

  • 1 Forum registration fee
  • 1 display table

To register as a vendor for this event, please click the button below:



Location

Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666-4350
757.315.1610

Lodging

Embassy Suites Hotel
1700 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA
757.827.8200

The rate is $77.00 per suite, per night plus taxes for single occupancy, and ten dollars for each additional occupant. For reservations, call 1.800.EMBASSY, 24 hours per day, or call 757.827.8200, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ask for "In-House Reservations." Mention "CAMPUS SAFETY FORUM."

When making online reservations, use the Forum’s three-letter Group/Convention Code: CAF.


Additional Information

Donna Michaelis - 804.371.6506

Mark Ammerman - 804.840.6956

Kathi Lee - 804.786.4303

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