The Department of Education issued guidance in 2011 that prevented colleges and universities from using mediation to resolve sexual violence matters, a technique that many campuses utilized to address tricky questions regarding sexual misconduct. In 2017, this guidance was rescinded, opening the door for educational institutions to offer a host of other, less formal resolution techniques. Many schools seeking a balance between protecting the complainant and respecting the due process rights of respondents, have incorporated restorative justice techniques into their resolution process. In light of the recent proposed guidance from the Department of Education on Title IX issued on November 16, 2018 requiring a live hearing and cross-examination of complainants, educational institutions are seeking a more balanced, less legalistic approach to resolving these matters.
Please join attorney Megan Farrell for a more balanced approach to the resolution of Title IX matters on your campus as she explores this community-healing approach of restorative justice.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Office for Civil Rights Guidance on informal resolution of Title IX matters
- An introduction to Restorative Justice Theory
- When is Restorative Justice appropriate and when should it be avoided in Title IX
- How to use Restorative Justice Techniques for Title IX
- Data analysis from schools using Restorative Justice techniques
- Cost Analysis for Investigations versus Restorative Justice
- Timeframes/Timeliness for Restorative Justice compared to traditional investigations
- Impact on the Parties
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Using Restorative Justice Methods to Resolve Title IX Matters on Campus” is Megan Farrell.Megan is an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Megan currently serves as the Title IX coordinator for Palo Alto Unified School District and provides consulting/mediation services to educational institutions.
Over the course of her career, Megan has served the education community in a variety of positions. She has been an administrator, in-house counsel, and a full-time faculty member, as well as Title IX coordinator. Aside from her in-house experience, she has also served as an external advisor to educational institutions on compliance matters. Megan provided Title IX support and training to educational clients across the country with T9 Mastered and the Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP law firm.
Megan began her education/legal career with United Educators Risk Retention Group where she provided assistance to colleges, universities, and K12 institutions across the country on employment and student claims and litigation. She also served as the education practice leader for DC-based offices of Marsh, Inc.
Megan is a recognized expert in education compliance and frequently speaks at education conferences nationally, including the Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference, University Risk Management Insurance Association Annual Conference, and the National Ombudsman Association meetings. She provides training on topics such as internal investigations, diversity and bias in education, and restorative justice in Title IX actions and frequently serves as a mediator of education-related disputes.
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