The Title IX Advocacy Program will train up to 20 volunteer advocates per year to inform K-12 students and their families of their rights and the responsibilities of school districts under the Title IX Federal Civil Rights Law prohibiting sexual discrimination in sports and schools.

The Title IX advocate’s responsibility is to work collaboratively with area schools and their Title IX Coordinators to protect and advocate for survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence. If need be, advocates will assist students and families in filing Title IX complaints to the proper authorities, attend meetings with families at their schools and connect them to invaluable community resources and services to address the aftermath of sexual and gender-based violence. If warranted, advocates will also refer families to further legal assistance.

Read our frequently asked questions about Title IX.