This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to a resource on confronting racial discrimination in student discipline; shares cybersecurity planning information for higher education; and promotes the upcoming classes on Developing Emergency Operations Plans, Site Assessment, Campus Threat Assessment & Management, Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations, Digital Threat Assessment, and Advanced Digital Threat Assessment.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice recently released the Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline. The document "summarizes investigations involving student discipline policies or practices that the Departments have conducted under the nondiscrimination laws and regulations they enforce" and the "investigations highlight ways the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (DOJ) have applied the law to facts and illustrate the types of remedies the Departments have previously obtained. They also demonstrate ways in which school districts can take steps to proactively improve the administration of student discipline."
FSA Guide on Cybersecurity Incident Planning for Institutes of Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office's Cybersecurity Incident Planning
for Institutes of Higher Education guide provides "direction and guidance to institutes of higher education seeking to improve their cybersecurity posture through cybersecurity risk management best practices" and "recommends cybersecurity best practices and standards in alignment with the National Institute of Standards and Technology."
Last Chance to Register!
Upcoming Session of Developing Emergency Operations Plans and Conducting Site Assessments with SITE ASSESS June 22 in Evanston, IL

This is the last chance to register for the Developing Emergency Operations Plans K-12 101 Train-the-Educator and Conducting K-12 Site Assessments with SITE ASSESS classes on June 22, 2023, in Evanston, IL. During the Developing Emergency Operations plans class, an expert team will provide an overview of a recommended six step planning process to create a high-quality school EOP. The SITE ASSESS training is intended to provide participants with an introduction to site assessments, including their purpose; who should serve on a site assessment team; how site assessments support school preparedness activities; how data from site assessments are incorporated into the planning process; and key topics such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management July 11th-12th in Chicago Heights

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held July 11-12, 2023, in Chicago Heights, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education featuring Gene Deisinger, Ph.D will help participants to better understand the dynamics of targeted violence and to develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Session of Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations
July 17-18th in Norridge

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations will be held July 17-18th in Norridge, IL. Class objectives include:

• Why it is important NOT to disregard information given to LEO or school officials.
• What the term "Leakage" means and how we can interpret the information.
• Learn free and open source online investigative tools into social networks and App generated phone numbers.
• Learn to identify and collect cyber evidence to identify suspects.
• Learn the three-step process in investigating internet crimes.
• Learn the importance of Preservation, Exigent Circumstances, and Search Warrants.
• Learn how to obtain IP's, screen names, screen captures, and email headers.
• State laws: Terrorist Threat, Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat, Swatting, and Causing a Catastrophe.
• Suspect search warrant, arrest, interrogation, and mental health evaluation.
• Examine a successful cyber-crime case study investigation from start to finish.
 
For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Sessions of Digital Threat Assessment® and Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with Safer Schools Together, is pleased to announce 3 upcoming sessions of the Digital Threat Assessment® class and 1 upcoming session of the Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® class being held via Zoom.

The Digital Threat Assessment® training will enable participants to establish a framework to better assess all threats by constructing and considering the digital baseline of a threat maker by locating, documenting, and evaluating social media data through a threat assessment lens. A significant portion of the day will be spent engaging in hands-on exercises on the most prevalent social media platforms and associated search applications. For more information and to register, click the corresponding link for the session you would like to attend.


Building upon the Digital Threat Assessment® class by Safer Schools Together, Advanced Digital Threat Assessment® advances participants' understanding of finding and curating relevant digital information consistent with real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenarios. Significant engagement and hands-on practice will take place as participants are assembled into investigative teams and given a true-to-life mock scenario.

Illinois School and Campus Safety Program www.ilschoolsafety.org