The Anti-Violence Coalition In-Service Training Series provides ongoing training opportunities to decision makers and others involved in adjudicating or responding to sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking cases. Training opportunities are open to members of the Coalition, community partners, and others in the campus community. Contact Pam Terrill for more information.

The "#MeToo" Movement in Higher Education: Legal, Governance, and Public Relations Considerations
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm, B5 Jessup Hall

Description: While the national #MeToo Movement captured the nation’s attention with allegations of misconduct involving national figures and celebrities, the Movement has become more evident in higher education.  The #MeToo hashtag chronicles stories of sexual misconduct that often arise in the context of imbalanced power dynamics among junior and senior faculty, graduate students and advisors, staff and supervisors, and other members of campus communities.  Although institutions are well equipped to handle allegations of sexual misconduct, the #MeToo Movement presents unique legal issues, and college and university counsel and administrators must address these issues while navigating a challenging landscape of polarized politics, cultural shifts, and around-the-clock traditional and social media coverage.

Presenters: Steve Coffin, Susan D. Friedfel, and Patrick T. O’Rourke. Full speaker biographies are available at

The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA)
Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, 256 IMU

Description: The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), a procedure to predict future assaults against intimate partners, was developed by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in response to the May/Iles and Hadley inquest recommendations. It was also a result of recommendations by The Joint Committee on Domestic Violence to the Attorney General of Ontario in 1999. The ODARA is a single assessment that is available for use by police, victim services, health care, and correctional agencies. It is the first empirically tested and validated domestic violence risk assessment tool to assess risk of future wife assault, as well as the frequency and severity of these assaults.

Presenters: Scott Stevens, Iowa City Police Department, and Delaney Dixon, Domestic Violence Intervention Program