Massachusetts has a significant population of college students from community college through professional schools. Students who pursue both criminal and Title IX options after an assault are often unaware of how privacy and confidentiality between the two systems. This workshop presented by Maggie Schmidt and Ruth Vaughan from the Victim Rights Law Center, will give an overview of Title IX and the impact of Title IX on the criminal process. It will look at how to advise a client going through a Title IX investigation when there is a pending criminal case, with a focus on how to discuss impact of the assault without disclosing information that could then be used in a Dwyer motion. This would include use of mental health, student health, and other academic records.
If you have any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact MOVA at MOVA@mass.gov.