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A first amendment blog for school administrators and attorneys.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division share enforcement authority for several civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in schools, colleges, and universities that receive federal funds. Many educational institutions and attorneys try to tackle these complaints alone without understanding the potential harmful implications. With OCR and DOJ Civil Rights complaints, ignorance is not bliss! In this webinar three seasoned civil rights attorneys for educational institutions walk you through the tips and tricks that can help you survive an OCR or DOJ Civil Rights Division investigation.
• An overview of the enforcement efforts of OCR and DOJ Civil Rights
• The ins and outs of what to expect if an OCR or DOJ Civil Rights complaint is initiated against your institution
• Practical tips for responding to a complaint, including narrative and data responses; preparing for campus interviews; resolution agreements and monitoring; and alternatives to the investigation process
• Best practices for what you can do now to be in the best position to respond to an OCR or DOJ Civil Rights complaint, including best practices for civil rights compliance, investigations, and recordkeeping