Annual training now available at Regional PCCS conferences!
STARTS AT 2:30PM and is completed at 5:30PM ON TUESDAY at most conferences.
Please check the agenda for time and room number at your individual conference on the agenda of each conference.
Violence Against Women Act
The recent re-authorization of Violence Against Women Act, and the regulations issued by the Department of Education, impose significant new responsibilities on Title IV schools. Notably, VAWA amended the Clery Act to require schools to compile statistics for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The new law and regulations also require schools to develop programs in an effort to prevent incidents of sexual misconduct from occurring, and to have policies and procedures in place to investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct on their campuses. VAWA and the related regulations apply to all Title IV schools, not just large schools or those with residential student housing.
One of the key elements of the new law is that any disciplinary proceedings involving cases of sexual misconduct must be conducted by school officials who receive annual training on issues of sexual misconduct. This annual training must also include instruction on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. In order for your school to be in compliance with VAWA, your responsible school employees must receive this annual training.
Regions PCCS is pleased to work with attorney Chris DeLuca, the founder of DeLuca Law LLC, to offer a special training program for school owners and administrators to satisfy the VAWA annual training requirements. Chris has over 22 years legal experience, and spent nearly nine years as the chief financial officer and in-house legal counsel for a Title-IV cosmetology school group. This training program will address many topics required by VAWA, including:
- Identifying and reporting domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking
- Explaining the victims’ rights in all processes and procedures
- Investigating, responding to and rendering findings on complaints
* VAWA and the related regulations apply to all Title IV schools, not just large schools or those with residential student housing. Everyone must have a VAWA plan in place.
* All title IV schools must have a published policies and procedures in place for investigating and adjudicating claims of sexual misconduct.
* Any campus investigation and/or adjudication must be conducted by school officials who receive annual training.
* In order for your school to be in compliance with VAWA, your responsible school employees must receive annual training.
* PCCS will issue a certifcate to all completing this program for their records.
* Note, there is an additional $125.00 charge registration fee for conference attendees who wish to participate in this training program. Please register early there is limited seating for this very necessary program.