Office of
Student Protections
and Title IX

Contact Information

Office of Student Protections & Title IX
110 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
773-535-4400 | Main
osp@cps.edu | Email

Camie C. Pratt, JD
Chief Title IX Officer
CPS Title IX Coordinator

The Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) works to ensure the school district is free from sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence through three units:

Coordination Unit

Responsible for coordinating the district’s response to all reports of sexual misconduct affecting students to ensure that every incident reported to OSP is fully addressed and resolved.

 

Investigations Unit

Responsible for leading investigations for the most serious or complex reports of sexual misconduct by students, and any employee misconduct related to those investigations.     

 

Compliance & Training Unit

Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring effective training and compliance programs that comply with Title IX and address the management of related data.

 

Office of Student Protections & Title IX Procedure Manual

The Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) Procedure Manual outlines the procedures for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging sex/gender discrimination, sexual misconduct or retaliation, all of which are prohibited by Title IX. The OSP Procedure Manual is incorporated in the district’s Comprehensive Non-Discrimination and Harassment and Retaliation Policy.

Additionally, this OSP manual supports these CPS policies:

Title IX School Representative Directory

Title IX School Representatives are school-based staff with specialized training on how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct concerns. They can be identified using our Title IX School Representative Directory.

How Students and Parents Can Report Sexual Misconduct

Students who have concerns about sexual misconduct, can report to CPS OR receive confidential support.

Report to CPS


Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP)
773-535-4400
OSP will work with you to hear your report, investigate, and create safety measures at school. OSP can also provide guidance on reporting to the police, or getting other supports such as counseling.

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
833-TELL-CPS (833-835-5277)
The OIG investigates sexual misconduct and harassment concerns involving staff, volunteers, and other adults you meet at school.

Receive Confidential Support


Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
888-293-2080
The Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors of sexual violence and their caregivers immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Students and parents can review the following documents for more information.

How Students and Parents Can Report Sports Equity Issues

Concerns or inquiries regarding sports equity should be directed to ospcompliance@cps.edu

Resources

General

Staff, Vendors, Contractors, and Consultants

 


Office of Student Protections and Title IX

CPS formed the district’s first Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) to ensure the school district is free from sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Department Responsibilities

OSP is responsible for referring allegations of adult-on-student abuse to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for investigation, overseeing investigations into allegations of student-on-student abuse, ensuring students are paired with an advocate immediately following an allegation, and providing students with resources for receiving long-term support.

Along with former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Illinois Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey, CPS identified several key priorities that the new Office of Student Protections and Title IX will focus on to better support Chicago’s students. At the start of the upcoming 2018-19 school year, OSP will focus on the following areas:


Investigations:
In coordination with principals and law enforcement agencies, OSP will oversee the investigation of allegations of student-on-student sexual harassment, bullying, or abuse. Trained investigators, who prioritize supporting the best interests of students to avoid retraumatization or harm, will oversee investigations.

Advocacy:
The office will coordinate with internal and external partners to ensure student advocate services, counseling, and other supports are provided to students involved in sexual harassment, bullying, or abuse.

Compliance:
The office will ensure the district is in compliance with Title IX, which protects students from discrimination related to any educational program on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

Training and Awareness:
The office will ensure every member of the CPS community understands their role in recognizing, preventing, reporting and responding to sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse.

Policy and Prevention:
The office will ensure that district policies and practices provide clear steps that employees must take in order to protect victims of abuse and ensure incidents are reported to all necessary parties.

Data and Reporting:
The office will collect and share information with the public and ensure appropriate notifications are made in all cases.






Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
If you see or suspect child abuse
1-800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873)

Office of Student Protections and Title IX
If you need help or advice
773-535-4400

Office of the Inspector General
If you see or suspect child abuse by an adult
773-483-7283

 




Camie C. Pratt, JD
Chief of the Office of Student Protections and Title IX
CPS’ Designated Title IX Coordinator
110 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612
773-535-4400

 

 

 

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