Training & Resources

To Schedule a Meeting

The Office of Compliance and Diversity is here to answer your questions and provide you with information, resources, and options regarding discrimination and harassment. To schedule a meeting, please contact Gabriela Leal, 646-557-4674.

Prevention and Training at John Jay

John Jay College is committed not only to responding to incidents of bias, misconduct, harassment or discrimination, but to preventing such incidents through education and training and fostering a positive school climate that embraces respect, diversity and inclusion. To seek anti-discrimination or harassment prevention training for John Jay students, faculty, or employees, contact Gabriela Leal at or 646-557-4674.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Online Training

  • All employees must complete the Employee Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (“ESPARC”) upon hire, and annually thereafter. View instructions for how to access the course. 
  • All incoming and transfer students (and certain other subsets of students) are required to complete the Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (“SPARC”).  If you are still required to take this course, this (and instructions for how to access it) will be indicated on your Blackboard home page. Other John Jay students who wish to take the course voluntarily should contact Jessica Greenfield at   

Responsible and Confidential Employee Training:

While all members of our community are encouraged to report acts of sexual misconduct, those designated as a “Responsible Employee” at John Jay College are required to report to the Title IX Coordinator, Gabriela Leal, any potential instance of discrimination, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and stalking that they become aware of. On the other hand, Confidential Employees will not make a report regarding sexual misconduct unless there is an emergency or they have permission to do so. 
As part of CUNY’s ongoing training and prevention efforts, CUNY has required that all Responsible and Confidential Employees receive training on the new Policy on Sexual Misconduct by September 18, 2020. Responsible and Confidential Employees at John Jay received training pursuant to CUNY guidelines.  To access the Responsible and Confidential Employee Training, please click here.
For more information on Responsible Employees you may wish to refer to our F.A.Q.s for Responsible Employees and/or refer to #5 on the Q&A on CUNY’s New Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Community Resources

If you experience bias, hate crimes, harassment or discrimination, here are community (outside of John Jay College) resources to help you. (For immediate help within John Jay College, please click here.)


Other Resources

  • New York City Police Department:
    Hate Crimes Task Force, 1 Police Plaza, 646.610.5267
  • Manhattan District Attorney:
    Community Affairs Unit, 212.335.9082
  • Queens District Attorney:
    Antibias Unit, 718.286.7041
  • Bronx District Attorney:
    718.590.2427 or 718.590.2715
  • Staten Island District Attorney:
    Special Investigation/Bias Unit, 718.876.6300 or 718.556.7167
  • Brooklyn District Attorney:
    Community Affairs Unit, 718.250.2241
  • Safe Horizon Hotline:
    This service is open 24-hours, 7-days a week, and provides crisis intervention for crime victims, 212.577.7777 or 866.689.4357
  • Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project:
    This service provides short-term crisis counseling, advocacy services, and referrals for long term counseling, 212.714.1141
  • New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault

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