This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program shares the new REMS TA Center fact sheet on CPTED, promotes the upcoming School Behavioral Threat Assessments class on Sept. 22nd, and promotes the upcoming classes on Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations, Digital Threat Assessment®, Advanced Digital Threat Assessment®, and Campus Threat Assessment and Management.

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Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
REMS TA Center Releases Fact Sheet on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center has released a new fact sheet, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Enhancing the Security of Your K-12 School Using an All-Hazards Approach. The fact sheet discusses the principles of defensible space, first-generation and second-generation CPTED, how CPTED applies to school safety, strategies for implementation, and more.
School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction
Sept. 22nd in Chicago Heights

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in partnership with Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center and Prairie State College, is pleased to announce a session of the K-12 class School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction is being held on September 22 in Chicago Heights. This 1-day training introduces participants to various components of school behavioral threat assessments, which were originally put forth by the Safe School Initiative (SSI), alongside new information and guidance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as presented in the School Guide. Participants will learn about effective characteristics of threat assessments for consideration when forming their own approach and team. Specialized topics will also be addressed, such as the use of social media in threat assessments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss concepts in small-group discussions and practice a basic threat assessment in a tabletop exercise. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Session of Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations
November 20-21st in Carol Stream

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations will be held November 20-21st in Carol Stream, 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 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.

Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management Dec. 6th-7th in Chicago

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held December 6-7, 2023, in Chicago, 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.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program www.ilschoolsafety.org