Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding, according to Wikipedia. If you experience sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment at school or if your school does not take action to stop it from happening to you, you may have a claim against your educational institution.
Working with an advisor can help you understand what your rights are and how to proceed with your complaint. To learn more about how a Title IX advisor can help you, click here.
Here are different ways you can find the right Title IX advisor for your case.
- Ask for referrals from friends and family
Ask professors and friends for recommendations. You can ask your principal, teacher, or guidance counselor. Your school’s Title IX coordinator can also refer you to someone who is trained and certified to help with a complaint under Title IX. It is always best to consult with a licensed professional and not with a friend or family member.
- Check work history and success rate
Look for someone who has handled similar issues, who won their case, and had the person or institution in question held responsible for the act. Some advisors have a success rate of over 90%. It is always best to contact the advisor and ask about their experience and work history with Title IX issues.
- Consider the cost of services
Ask about the cost of the advisor’s services. The services you get should be worth the money spent. The right advisor will be able to answer your questions, explain things in detail, and guide you through the process of filing a complaint or grievance.
- Talk to previous clients
Talk to former clients about their experience with Title IX advisors. If an advisor has been referred to you by friends and family, they should be able to answer your questions and tell you how their experience was working with that particular advisor.
- Check online sources
Check online to see what Title IX advisors are available in the area where you live. The Internet is a great way to research things and find answers to your questions. By simply searching for advisors near you, you will be provided with a list.