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Virtual K-12 Title IX Investigator Level One: Foundations Training Course

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The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to partner with ATIXA, to offer an opportunity to attend a one-day training titled K-12 Title IX Investigator Level One: Foundations Training and Certification Course. K-12 Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations is our foundational training for civil rights investigators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Coordinators, and/or school-based administrators. Attendees will acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct sex- and gender-based misconduct investigations in schools. This training meets the required training mandates under the Title IX regulations for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
  • Identify and adhere to compliance requirements and best practices specific to investigations from foundational case law and federal regulations
  • Explain the steps of a formal investigation
  • Develop an investigation strategy after receiving a formal complaint
  • Describe how the Investigator and Title IX Coordinator roles work together during the investigation process
  • Distinguish relevant evidence from directly related evidence
  • Prepare appropriate interview questions for complainants, respondents, and witnesses
The training agenda will include the following:
  • Title IX Overview & Legal Basis for Title IX Liability
  • When Does Title IX Apply?
  • Grievance Process Model: An Overview
  • What Happens Before the Formal Investigation
  • Beginning the Investigation
  • Rights of the Parties
  • Evidence
  • Investigation Skills

Who Should Attend?

This training is being offered to individuals who are currently serving as a K-12 public school Title IX investigator at the school or district level, or whose duties otherwise are assisting in the Title IX process in their school or district. This may also include civil rights investigators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Coordinators, and/or school-based administrators.

Partial In-service Credit

There are NO partial in-service credit hours offered for this training.

Training Details

The training will be hosted via Zoom.
Participants will receive the Zoom meeting link prior to the training.
Training begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m..

Cost and Registration

There is no registration fee to attend this training. Pre-registration is required.
Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. Please use a valid work email address (not personal email address) to register. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

DCJS Page Contact

Adam Keene
Acting Supervisor
Division of Public Safety Training and Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety
(804) 205-3803