On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) new Title IX regulations are scheduled to take effect. The new regulations include important changes to what Title IX requires for Complainants and Respondents, giving campuses a lot to consider this summer as they prepare for the next school term.
Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and as investigators we see it all. Whether it is someone reporting a sexual assault in a Title IX investigation, a mitigation witness in a death penalty case, or the survivor of an auto accident, investigators regularly encounter the impact of trauma. Some people we interview have suffered trauma unrelated to our investigation, such as loss of a loved one or childhood abuse….