What should I do if my child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in New Jersey? VIDEO

If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in New Jersey, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity, too much is at stake. You need to understand that although the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured and arguably equitable process, you cannot assume it will be a fair process. It will require a dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.

The Title IX Final Rule also will allow a high school to address an adjudicated case, either through an investigation or a live hearing model. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. You need to be mindful of that and respond accordingly. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's policies in this regard. During the process itself, you need to mount the necessary defense. It is an involved and a high-stakes process, each step needs to be calculated.

Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your son or daughter's best ally if they're facing a Title IX case at their high school in New Jersey, and they should be involved as early as possible in the process to allow for the best prospect of a fair process and a favorable outcome.

New Jersey high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Absecon Public School District
  • Alexandria Township School District
  • Allamuchy Township School District
  • Allendale School District
  • Alloway Township School District
  • Alpha Borough School District
  • Alpine Public School
  • Andover Regional School District
  • Asbury Park Public Schools
  • Atlantic City School District
  • Atlantic County Vocational School District
  • Atlantic Highlands School District
  • Audubon School District
  • Avalon School District
  • Avon Borough School District

B

  • Barnegat Township School District
  • Barrington Public Schools
  • Bass River Township School District
  • Bay Head Borough School District
  • Bayonne Board of Education
  • Beach Haven Borough School District
  • Bedminster Township School District
  • Belleville School District
  • Bellmawr School District
  • Belmar Borough School District
  • Belvidere School District
  • Bergen County Technical Schools - County
  • Bergenfield Public Schools
  • Berkeley Heights Public Schools
  • Berkeley Township School District
  • Berlin Community School
  • Berlin Township Public Schools
  • Bernards Township School District
  • Bethlehem Township School District
  • Beverly City Schools
  • Black Horse Pike Regional School District
  • Blairstown Township School District
  • Bloomfield Public Schools
  • Bloomingdale School District
  • Bloomsbury Borough School District
  • Bogota Public Schools
  • Boonton Public Schools
  • Boonton Township School District
  • Bordentown Regional School District
  • Bound Brook School District
  • Bradley Beach Borough School District
  • Branchburg Township School District
  • Brick Township Public Schools
  • Bridgeton Public Schools
  • Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
  • Brielle Borough School District
  • Brigantine Public Schools
  • Brooklawn Public School District
  • Buena Regional School District
  • Burlington County Institute of Technology
  • Burlington Township School District
  • Butler Public Schools
  • Byram Township School District

C

  • Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools
  • Califon School District
  • Camden City Public Schools
  • Camden County Technical Schools
  • Cape May City School District
  • Cape May County Vocational School District
  • Carlstadt Public Schools
  • Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District
  • Carteret School District
  • Cedar Grove Schools
  • Central Regional School District
  • Cherry Hill Public Schools
  • Chesilhurst Borough School District
  • Chester Township Public School District
  • Chesterfield School District
  • Cinnaminson Township Public Schools
  • City of Burlington Public School District
  • Clark Public School District
  • Clayton Public Schools
  • Clearview Regional High School District
  • Clementon School District
  • Cliffside Park School District
  • Clifton Public Schools
  • Clinton Public School
  • Clinton Township School District
  • Closter Public Schools
  • Collingswood Public Schools
  • Colts Neck School District
  • Commercial Township School District
  • Cranbury School
  • Cranford Township Public Schools
  • Cresskill Public Schools
  • Cumberland County Vocational School District
  • Cumberland Regional High School

D

  • Deal School District
  • Deerfield Township School District
  • Delanco Township School District
  • Delaware Township School District
  • Delaware Valley Regional High School
  • Delran Township School District
  • Delsea Regional School District
  • Demarest Public Schools
  • Dennis Township Public Schools
  • Denville Township School District
  • Deptford Township Schools
  • Dover School District
  • Downe Township School District
  • Dumont Public Schools
  • Dunellen Public Schools

E

  • Eagleswood Township School District
  • East Amwell Township School District
  • East Brunswick Public Schools
  • East Greenwich Township School District
  • East Hanover School District
  • East Newark School District
  • East Orange School District
  • East Rutherford School District
  • East Windsor Regional School District
  • Eastampton Township School District
  • Eastern Camden County Regional High School District
  • Eatontown Public Schools
  • Edgewater Park School District
  • Edison Township Public Schools
  • Egg Harbor City School District
  • Egg Harbor Township Schools
  • Elizabeth Public Schools
  • Elk Township School District
  • Elmer Borough School District
  • Elmwood Park Public Schools
  • Elsinboro Township School District
  • Emerson School District
  • Englewood Cliffs Public Schools
  • Englewood Public School District
  • Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
  • Essex Fells School District
  • Estell Manor City School District
  • Evesham Township School District
  • Ewing Public Schools

F

  • Fair Haven Public Schools
  • Fair Lawn Public Schools
  • Fairfield Township School District
  • Fairview Public Schools
  • Farmingdale School District
  • Flemington-Raritan Regional School District
  • Florence Township School District
  • Florham Park School District
  • Folsom Borough School District
  • Fort Lee School District
  • Frankford Township School District
  • Franklin Borough School District
  • Franklin Lakes Public Schools
  • Franklin Township Public Schools)
  • Franklin Township Public Schools
  • Franklin Township School District)
  • Franklin Township School District)
  • Fredon Township School
  • Freehold Borough Schools
  • Freehold Regional High School District
  • Freehold Township Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Frelinghuysen Township School District

G

  • Galloway Township Public Schools
  • Garfield Public Schools
  • Garwood Public Schools
  • Gateway Regional School District
  • Gibbsboro School District
  • Glassboro Public Schools
  • Glen Ridge Public Schools
  • Glen Rock Public Schools
  • Gloucester City Public Schools
  • Gloucester County Vocational School District
  • Gloucester Township Public Schools
  • Great Meadows Regional School District
  • Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District
  • Green Brook School District
  • Green Township School District
  • Greenwich Township School District
  • Greenwich Township School District
  • Greenwich Township School District
  • Guttenberg Public School District

H

  • Hackensack Public Schools
  • Hackettstown School District
  • Haddon Heights School District
  • Haddon Township School District
  • Haddonfield Public Schools
  • Hainesport Township School District
  • Haledon School District
  • Hamburg Borough School District
  • Hamilton Township School District
  • Hamilton Township Schools
  • Hammonton Public Schools
  • Hampton Borough School District
  • Hampton Township School District
  • Hanover Park Regional High School District
  • Hanover Township Public Schools
  • Harding Township School District
  • Hardyston Township School District
  • Harmony Township School District
  • Harrington Park School District
  • Harrison Public Schools
  • Harrison Township School District
  • Hasbrouck Heights School District
  • Haworth Public Schools
  • Hawthorne Public Schools
  • Hazlet Township Public Schools
  • Henry Hudson Regional High School
  • High Bridge School District
  • High Point Regional High School
  • Highland Park Public Schools
  • Highlands School District
  • Hillsborough Township School District
  • Hillsdale Public Schools
  • Hillside Public Schools
  • Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
  • Hoboken Public Schools
  • Holland Township School District
  • Holmdel Township Public Schools
  • Hopatcong Public Schools
  • Hope Township School District
  • Hopewell Township School District
  • Hopewell Valley Regional School District
  • Howell Township Public Schools
  • Hudson County Schools of Technology‎
  • Hunterdon Central Regional High School
  • Hunterdon County Vocational School District

I

  • Interlaken Borough School District
  • Irvington Public Schools
  • Island Heights School District

J

  • Jackson School District
  • Jamesburg Public Schools
  • Jefferson Township Public Schools
  • Jersey City Public Schools

K

  • Keansburg School District
  • Kearny School District
  • Kenilworth Public Schools
  • Keyport Public Schools
  • Kingsway Regional School District
  • Kingwood Township School District
  • Kinnelon Public Schools
  • Kittatinny Regional High School
  • Knowlton Township School District

L

  • Lacey Township School District
  • Lafayette Township School District
  • Lakehurst School District
  • Lakeland Regional High School
  • Lakewood School District
  • Lambertville City School District
  • Laurel Springs School District
  • Lavallette Borough School District
  • Lawnside School District
  • Lawrence Township Public Schools
  • Lawrence Township School District
  • Lebanon Borough School District
  • Lebanon Township Schools
  • Lenape Regional High School District
  • Lenape Valley Regional High School
  • Lincoln Park Public Schools
  • Linden Public Schools
  • Lindenwold Public Schools
  • Linwood Public Schools
  • Little Egg Harbor Township School District
  • Little Falls Township Public Schools
  • Little Ferry Public Schools
  • Little Silver School District
  • Livingston Public Schools
  • Lodi Public Schools
  • Logan Township School District
  • Long Beach Island Consolidated School District
  • Long Branch Public Schools
  • Long Hill Township School System
  • Lopatcong Township School District
  • Lower Alloways Creek Township School District
  • Lower Cape May Regional School District
  • Lower Township School District
  • Lumberton Township School District
  • Lyndhurst School District

M

  • Madison Public Schools
  • Magnolia School District
  • Mahwah Township Public Schools
  • Mainland Regional High School
  • Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District
  • Manasquan Public Schools
  • Manchester Regional High School
  • Manchester Township School District
  • Mannington Township School District
  • Mansfield Public Schools
  • Mansfield Township School District
  • Mantua Township School District
  • Manville School District
  • Maple Shade School District
  • Margate City Schools
  • Marlboro Public Schools
  • Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
  • Maywood Public Schools
  • Medford Lakes Public Schools
  • Medford Township Public Schools
  • Mendham Borough Schools
  • Mendham Township Public Schools
  • Mercer County Vocational School District
  • Merchantville School District
  • Metuchen School District
  • Middle Township Public Schools
  • Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools
  • Middletown Township School District
  • Midland Park School District
  • Milford Borough School District
  • Millburn Township Public Schools
  • Millstone Township Schools
  • Milltown Public Schools
  • Millville Public Schools
  • Mine Hill Township School District
  • Monmouth Beach School District
  • Monmouth County Vocational School District
  • Monmouth Regional High School
  • Monroe Township School District
  • Monroe Township School District
  • Montague Township School District
  • Montclair Public Schools
  • Montgomery Township School District
  • Montvale Public Schools
  • Montville Township School District
  • Moonachie School District
  • Moorestown Township Public Schools
  • Morris County Vocational School District
  • Morris Hills Regional High School District
  • Morris Plains Schools
  • Morris School District
  • Mount Arlington School District
  • Mount Ephraim Public Schools
  • Mount Holly Township Public Schools
  • Mount Laurel Schools
  • Mount Olive Township School District
  • Mountain Lakes Schools
  • Mountainside School District
  • Mullica Township Schools

N

  • National Park School District
  • Neptune City School District
  • Neptune Township Schools
  • Netcong Borough School District
  • New Brunswick Public Schools
  • New Hanover Township School District
  • New Milford School District
  • New Providence School District
  • Newark Public Schools
  • Newton Public School District
  • North Arlington School District
  • North Bergen School District
  • North Brunswick Township Public Schools
  • North Caldwell Public Schools
  • North Haledon School District
  • North Hanover Township School District
  • North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District
  • North Plainfield School District
  • North Warren Regional High School
  • North Wildwood School District
  • Northern Burlington County Regional School District
  • Northern Highlands Regional High School
  • Northern Valley Regional High School District
  • Northfield Community Schools
  • Northvale Public Schools
  • Norwood Public School District
  • Nutley Public Schools

O

  • Oakland Public Schools
  • Oaklyn Public School
  • Ocean City School District
  • Ocean County Vocational School District
  • Ocean Gate School District
  • Ocean Township School District (Monmouth County)
  • Ocean Township School District)
  • Oceanport Borough School District
  • Odgensburg Borough School District
  • Old Bridge Township Public Schools
  • Old Tappan Public Schools
  • Oldmans Township School District
  • Oradell Public School District
  • Orange Board of Education
  • Oxford Township School District

P

  • Palisades Park Public School District
  • Palmyra Public Schools
  • Paramus Public Schools
  • Park Ridge Public Schools
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills School District
  • Pascack Valley Regional High School District
  • Passaic Public Schools
  • Passaic County Vocational School District
  • Passaic Valley Regional High School
  • Paterson Public Schools
  • Paulsboro Public Schools
  • Pemberton Township School District
  • Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District
  • Pennsauken Public Schools
  • Pennsville School District
  • Pequannock Township School District
  • Perth Amboy Public Schools
  • Phillipsburg School District
  • Pine Hill Schools
  • Pinelands Regional School District
  • Piscataway Township Schools
  • Pitman School District
  • Pittsgrove Township School District
  • Plainfield Public School District
  • Pleasantville Public Schools
  • Plumsted Township School District
  • Pohatcong Township School District
  • Point Pleasant Beach School District
  • Point Pleasant School District
  • Pompton Lakes School District
  • Port Republic School District
  • Princeton Regional Schools
  • Prospect Park School District

Q

  • Quinton Township School District

R

  • Rahway Public Schools
  • Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District
  • Ramsey Public School District
  • Rancocas Valley Regional High School
  • Randolph Township Schools
  • Readington Township Public Schools
  • Red Bank Borough Public Schools
  • Red Bank Regional High School
  • Ridgefield Park Public Schools
  • Ridgewood Public Schools
  • Ringwood Public School District
  • River Dell Regional School District
  • River Edge Elementary School District
  • River Vale Public Schools
  • Riverside School District
  • Riverton School District
  • Rochelle Park School District
  • Rockaway Borough Public Schools
  • Rockaway Township School District
  • Roosevelt Public School District
  • Roseland School District
  • Roselle Park School District
  • Roxbury School District
  • Rumson School District
  • Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
  • Rutherford School District

S

  • Saddle Brook Public Schools
  • Saddle River School District
  • Salem City School District
  • Salem County Vocational Technical Schools
  • Sandyston-Walpack Consolidated School District
  • School District of the Chathams
  • Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District
  • Sea Bright Borough School District
  • Sea Girt Elementary School
  • Sea Isle City School District
  • Seaside Heights School District
  • Seaside Park School District
  • Secaucus Board of Education
  • Shamong Township School District
  • Shore Regional High School
  • Shrewsbury Borough School District
  • Somerdale School District
  • Somers Point Public Schools
  • Somerset County Vocational and Technical School District
  • Somerset Hills Regional School District
  • Somerville Public Schools
  • South Amboy Public Schools
  • South Bound Brook Public School
  • South Brunswick Public Schools
  • South Hackensack School District
  • South Harrison Township School District
  • South Hunterdon Regional High School
  • South Orange-Maplewood School District
  • South Plainfield Public Schools
  • South River Public Schools
  • Southampton Township Schools
  • Southern Regional School District
  • Sparta Township Public School District
  • Spotswood Public Schools
  • Spring Lake Borough School District
  • Spring Lake Heights School District
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Springfield Township School District
  • Stafford Township School District
  • Stanhope Public Schools
  • Sterling High School
  • Stillwater Township School District
  • Stockton Borough School District
  • Stone Harbor School District
  • Stow Creek School District
  • Stratford School District
  • Summit Public Schools
  • Sussex County Vocational School District
  • Sussex-Wantage Regional School District
  • Swedesboro-Woolwich School District

T

  • Tabernacle School District
  • Teaneck Public Schools
  • Tenafly Public Schools
  • Tewksbury Township Schools
  • Tinton Falls School District
  • Toms River Regional Schools
  • Totowa Borough Public Schools
  • Trenton Public Schools
  • Tuckerton Borough School District

U

  • Union Beach Borough School District
  • Union City Public Schools
  • Union County Vocational Technical Schools
  • Union Public School District
  • Union Township School District
  • Upper Deerfield Township Schools
  • Upper Freehold Regional School District
  • Upper Pittsgrove School District
  • Upper Saddle River School District
  • Upper Township School District

V

  • Ventnor City School District
  • Vernon Township School District
  • Verona Public Schools
  • Vineland Public Schools
  • Voorhees Township Public Schools

W

  • Waldwick Public School District
  • Wall Township Public Schools
  • Wallington Public Schools
  • Wallkill Valley Regional High School
  • Wanaque Borough Schools
  • Warren County Vocational School District
  • Warren Hills Regional School District
  • Warren Township Schools
  • Washington Borough Public Schools
  • Washington Township Public Schools
  • Washington Township School District
  • Watchung Borough Schools
  • Watchung Hills Regional High School
  • Waterford Township School District
  • Weehawken School District
  • Wenonah Township School District
  • West Amwell Township School District
  • West Cape May Elementary School
  • West Deptford Public Schools
  • West Essex Regional School District
  • West Long Branch Public Schools
  • West Milford Township Public Schools
  • West Morris Regional High School District
  • West New York School District
  • West Orange Public Schools
  • West Paterson School District
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
  • Westampton Township Schools
  • Westfield Public Schools
  • Westville School District
  • Westwood Regional School District
  • Wharton Borough School District
  • White School District
  • Wildwood Crest School District
  • Wildwood Public School District
  • Willingboro Township Public Schools
  • Winfield Township School District
  • Winslow Township School District
  • Wood-Ridge School District
  • Woodbine School District
  • Woodbridge Township School District
  • Woodbury Heights School District
  • Woodbury Public Schools
  • Woodcliff Lake Public Schools
  • Woodland Township School District
  • Woodlynne School District
  • Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
  • Wyckoff School District

It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's New Jersey high school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process.  One major reason is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for Title IX charges.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, sexual misconduct allegations and Title IX charges would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX attorney advisor to high school students facing sexual misconduct investigations and disciplinary cases in New Jersey and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Title IX Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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