Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
Strong, cross-campus collaboration for reporting incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking is essential in ensuring compliance under both the Clery Act and Title IX.
This webinar will outline the necessary foundations of reporting systems that complement each other, prevent double counting, take into account reports from both CSAs and Responsible Employees, and aggregate data from confidential reporting sources such as professional or pastoral counselors. We will also discuss challenges that some CSAs, such as victim advocates or ombudspersons, face in their reporting responsibilities.
The webinar will review two reporting flowcharts designed in collaboration with the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) released as a professional development tool in this year’s NCSAM toolkit as well as other helpful resources for coordination. NVRDC will also join us in this webinar to talk through questions and promising practices in the field in addressing questions surrounding confidential vs. privileged reporting options and resources.
Please submit any questions you have about bridging reporting systems to Laura Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31st to include answers in the webinar.
A recording of the webinar will be made available to all registrants.
Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)
Maggie Schmidt is a Staff Attorney at NVRDC responsible for representing crime victims’ rights in criminal cases, civil protection order hearings, and Title IX proceedings. Prior to coming to NVRDC she worked at the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice as a Research Associate/Contract Attorney writing and researching about emerging public health and health care issues.
Maggie attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law and University of New Hampshire Graduate School at Manchester where she concurrently pursued a JD and Masters of Public Health (MPH). During her time in NH she worked at organizations providing direct services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, Have Justice—Will Travel in Vermont and the UNH Law Immigration Clinic, psychology labs researching domestic, sexual violence, and interpersonal violence, UNH Violence Resilience and Response Lab and Interpersonal Violence Lab, as well as completing a legal residency at the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women during her last semester of law school. Maggie worked for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts as an Outdoor Programs Facilitator on weekends in addition to her legal work. She received her undergraduate degree in government and history from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Maggie is admitted to the Massachusetts and DC Bars.
Director of Network
Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)
Bridgette Stumpf, Esq. is Co-Executive Director of Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC), a position she has held since co-founding the organization in May 2012. As part of this role, Ms. Stumpf developed the Legal Services Programs at NVRDC, which offer assistance to victims of all crime types in asserting their rights throughout the criminal justice process, civil legal assistance to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking in DC Superior Court, and representation to college campus survivors of gender-based violence navigating administrative proceedings under Title IX and the Clery Act. Additionally, she has developed a thriving Pro Bono Program at NVRDC—allowing for trained and supported volunteer attorneys to offer pro bono assistance to victims of crime in the District.
As one of the few victims’ rights legal experts in the country, Ms. Stumpf is frequently called to participate in local and national policy conversations regarding issues impacting crime victims. In 2014, Bridgette served on the Department of Education’s Negotiated Rule-making Committee to address Clery Act amendments under Campus SaVE through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She pushed for the passage of ground-breaking legislation for survivors of sexual assault in DC under the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2014. In 2015, Ms. Stumpf provided consultation to the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime for the Department of Justice Canada and testified for the military’s Judicial Proceedings Panel for the consideration of compensation for victims of sexual assault. In 2013, she served on an advisory panel hosted by the Financial Crimes Resource Center to create “Assisting Victims of Financial Crimes,” a manual for victim service providers. In 2010, she served as a panelist at the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims Forum. Additionally, Ms. Stumpf has served as a national expert in crime victims’ issues at national conferences including those hosted by the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), the National Crime Victims’ Law Institute (NCVLI), National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), and the Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT).
Ms. Stumpf has been recognized for her work in non-profit service and was honored in 2014 by the Women’s Information Network (WIN) Young Women Achievement Award (YWA) for her efforts in non-profit advocacy. Under her direction, NVRDC’s legal team was recognized by NCVLI’s Legal Advocacy Award—recognizing crime victims’ rights attorneys who have dedicated and committed their time to representing victims of crime in the criminal justice system.
A member of the Maryland and DC bars, Ms. Stumpf formerly worked as a crime victims’ rights attorney, representing victims of crime in issues such as being present in the court room, victim impact statements, protecting victims’ privacy, restitution and post-conviction proceedings. During that time, she also served as a Subject Matter Expert for the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime’s National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network, developing materials and providing training to victim service organizations across the country serving victims of identity theft. Additionally, Ms. Stumpf was active in the Protect Elders Against Crime and Exploitation (P.E.A.C.E.) coalition, serving as the Interagency Coordinating Committee chair and co-host of the Elder Abuse Conference for Prince George’s County Area Agency on Aging for the Department of Social Services.
As a certified Police Instructor, Ms. Stumpf has trained at several academy and in-service trainings on topics such as Trauma Responses, Instructor Liability, Victims’ Rights, Elder Abuse, Sexual Assault on Campuses, and Domestic Violence Awareness. Ms. Stumpf is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College, where she teaches the Study of Victimology.
Senior Director of Training & Technical Assistance
Laura Egan oversees the development and execution of training and technical assistance projects, programs, and resources at Clery Center, including Clery Act Training Seminars, webinars, and National Campus Safety Awareness Month. She presents nationally and provides individualized support on compliance with and implementation of Clery Act requirements, campus safety, compliance, and gender based violence and discrimination. Prior to joining the Clery Center, Laura worked at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA for five years serving in both residence life and student conduct roles.
Laura earned a B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University and a M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.
Associate Executive Director of Programs
Abigail Boyer manages a comprehensive array of services and programs for Clery Center, including Jeanne Clery Act Training, online curriculum development, and National Campus Safety Awareness Month. She also presents nationally on topics related to campus safety, the Clery Act, dynamics of sexual and domestic violence, and victims’ services.
Prior to joining the Clery Center, Abigail served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of prevention education programs targeted towards students, parents, and other community members.
Abigail earned a B.A. in Political Science at West Chester University and an M.S. in Organization Development and Leadership with a concentration in Adult Learning and Training at Saint Joseph’s University. She has been a contributor to Campus Safety Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, and Huffington Post.