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Kiger to Serve as Instructor for National Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Training

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov. 29, 2016) – Amy Kiger, director of Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention (VSAP) at the University of Central Missouri (UCM), will travel to Auburn, Ala., next week to serve as a facilitator for the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS)’s Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Training Program. Following a competitive application and interview process, the NCCPS selected Kiger to serve as one of 26 educational instructors who will implement the training across the nation.

The National Center for Campus Public Safety was charged by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in the April 2014 Not Alone report to develop a Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication curriculum for campus officials. To meet this mandate, the NCCPS worked with nationally recognized subject matter experts in the fields of sexual- and gender-based violence investigations, Title IX, the Clery Act, victim's advocacy, student conduct, and psychology to develop this leading-edge curriculum.

Kiger has worked in higher education sexual assault prevention and response for the past 13 years. She is a member of UCM’s Title IX Team and CARE (behavioral response) Team, and also serves as a victim advocate. With support from the VSAP team, Kiger leads UCM’s gender violence prevention efforts, including peer education, bystander intervention training, online education, and ongoing assessment. Previously, Kiger led the development of the Warrensburg community’s first multi-disciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). This coalition was selected to pilot and provide feedback to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center regarding their SART toolkit. Additionally, as project director for a U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women Grant from 2005 to 2007, Kiger developed a campus volunteer advocacy program, coordinated training for local law enforcement officers, and established systems for evaluating and increasing the effectiveness of the Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team.

Kiger is currently completing her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis degree from the University of Missouri—Columbia (MU). She has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree from UCM, and a Bachelor of Educational Studies in Educational and Counseling Psychology degree from MU.

The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) is located in Burlington, Vt., with a mission to provide useful resources and information to support safer campus communities. The NCCPS was established in 2013, with bipartisan Congressional support, following a competitive grant process and award from the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). A cooperative agreement and subsequent funding were awarded to Margolis Healy, a national consulting firm specializing in campus safety, security and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12, which is responsible for leading the NCCPS.

Individuals who would like to learn more about National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS)’s Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Training Program, including how to register for training, should visit