Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking on Campus: Going Beyond Legal Compliance to Enhance Campus Safety
Education and Labor and Employment attorney Jeffrey Nolan authored the Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking on Campus: Going Beyond Legal Compliance to Enhance Campus Safety chapter of "Emerging Issues in College and University Campus Security," which discusses why and how campuses should use threat assessment methodologies to promote safety when responding to reports of intimate partner violence (IPV) and stalking.
In the chapter, Mr. Nolan explores changes in the law and guidance applicable to sexual violence, IPV and stalking issues on college and university campuses. In particular, he discusses Title IX and the VAWA amendments to the Clery Act and how the VAWA amendments "impose extensive requirements as to how institutions of higher education must respond to reports of [IPV] and stalking made by students and employees, and how they must educate their communities about those forms of misconduct." Mr. Nolan suggests that institutions can promote safety and reduce risk to parties, witnesses and the campus community by following a threat assessment and management process in IPV and stalking cases, in addition to pursuing the disciplinary investigation procedures required by law.
Note: Mr. Nolan published this book chapter prior to joining Holland & Knight.