Federal and State Laws

Federal Title IX Requirements

K-12 Schools and College Campuses

A school should provide training to all employees likely to witness or receive reports of sexual violence, including teachers, professors, school law enforcement unit employees, school administrators, school counselors, general counsels, athletic coaches, health personnel, and resident advisors. Training for employees should include practical information about how to prevent and identify sexual violence.

There is no minimum number of hours required for Title IX and sexual violence training at every school, but this training should be provided on a regular basis

State Requirements

California Education Code(s)


Encourages schools to have in-service training programs to reduce crime, violence, bullying, and sexual harassment.

51934 and 51950 - Amended by AB 643 & AB 1227

Expands the California Healthy Youth Act to include sexual abuse prevention and human trafficking prevention taught at least once in middle school and once in high school.

51900.6 (b) Also known as Erin's Law

School may provide age-appropriate instruction, pursuant to the content standards adopted by the state board under subdivision (a), for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, as applicable, in sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention.