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MISSION:

Our mission is to establish robust Title IX institutional cultures for universities, colleges, and K-12 schools by adopting and implementing sustainable best practices, improving safety through sexual violence prevention education, and reducing non-compliance liabilities.

VISION:

Title IX Consulting Group envisions a world free from sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse by eradicating sexual inequality, sexual disrespect, and sexual discrimination.


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A Message from Sandra

Hello, I’d like to thank you for visiting our website and share my motivation in developing Title IX Consulting Group.

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The passion to impact societal norms began when I worked alongside a criminal defense attorney analyzing and interviewing rapists and molesters, and working on domestic violence cases for eight years. During this time, I decided I wanted to also inspire children and deter them from poor choices, so I obtained a teaching credential and taught within the public-school system. The combination of law and education captivated me, and my experiences steered me toward designing a child sexual abuse prevention program for a mental health organization, and implementing the program in school districts. 
 
Soon after, I began my doctoral program at Claremont Graduate University, for a dual-degree in Education and Public Policy, and four events took place that truly impacted my life. First, I began consulting Claremont Graduate University on policy and educational gaps that influence sexual misconduct and I was subsequently hired as their first Title IX Compliance Analyst. Second, I became a certified sexual assault advocate and hotline counselor for Project Sister. Third, in completing my PhD degree, I was hired to create and lead a national model for Title IX policy compliance and prevention education for Colorado State University. And fourth, statistical facts and personal encounters with survivors began to overlap. 

Statistics such as:

  • the majority of sexual assault victims are under 30 years of age (54%) [1],

  • based on reported crime: about 1 in 5 women have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lifetime [2],

  • based on reported crime: about 1 in 15 men have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lifetime [3], and

  • based on reported crime: about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of intimate partner violence [4]

… all became materialized with the out-pouring of individuals that began to communicate their stories with me. Friends and family began to confide their traumatizing accounts of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Then other men and women began to approach me during conferences, and at events where my research would be mentioned and share their personal stories of sexual assault by a step-father, grandfather, supervisor, or someone close to them that they trusted. 

One particular time, I sat at a restaurant working on my research, and a survivor approached me and shared his experience. I’ll never forget that moment, because this elderly gentleman had never told anyone for over 50 years that he was molested as a teenager by another juvenile. 

The stories have never-ended, the statistics have repeatedly come to life, and the motivation to continue my effort against sexual misconduct has amplified. What’s more, discernment grew out of all these experiences and transformed into solutions to combat sexual misconduct.

For these reasons, Title IX Consulting Group is designed to provide institutional solutions and consult K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities toward Title IX best practices.

This company is dedicated to all the victims/survivors that have been abused emotionally, physically, sexually, and psychologically, and is also dedicated to the preservation of innocence through prevention education, outreach initiatives, and Title IX policy and procedures. 
 

“My career is driven to help society combat rape culture through policy and education within all levels of our education system because the reality is our access to influence and change our societal culture is within the minds of those we are still molding.”

— Sandra E. Hodgin, PhD.

SOURCES

[1] Breiding, M. J. (2014). Prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization—National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, DC: 2002), 63(8), 1.
[2] Breiding, M. J. (2014). Prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization—National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, DC: 2002), 63(8), 1.
[3] Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G., Lewis, I., & Smith, C. (1990). Sexual abuse in a national survey of adult men and women: Prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors. Child abuse & neglect, 14(1), 19-28.
[4] Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.