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VTV Family Outreach Foundation Launches Campus Safety Assessment Tools
On Thursday, August 13, 2015, the  VTV Family Outreach Foundationa national non-profit organization founded by the families of the victims and survivors of the Virginia Tech tragedy, will launch the first-ever integrated framework of campus safety assessment tools called the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI). Phase one of 32 NCSI offers institutions of higher education (IHEs) a series of free, confidential, online self-assessment tools to help improve comprehensive campus safety programs. 

The assessment tools address nine areas of campus safety:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Campus Public Safety
  • Emergency Management
  • Hazing
  • Mental Health
  • Missing Students
  • Physical Security
  • Sexual Violence
  • Threat Assessment
Two IHEs, the University of Florida and George Mason University, have already piloted 32 NCSI. IHEs that sign up for this initiative will have free and confidential access to these assessment tools and will "become part of a new community of campuses committed to safety."
Peter Lake, the Chairman of 32 NCSI's Advisory Council and a professor of law at Stetson University, said, "We are providing a revolutionary resource for higher education fueled by the passion of victims from one of our nation's worst tragedies and driven by multidisciplinary experts. Institutions are sometimes criticized for campus safety efforts. For the first time, there is now a tool to help campuses implement effective programs across a wide variety of safety metrics."
The VTV Family Outreach Foundation will hold a launch event at George Mason University on August 13, 2015, at 11 AM. The event agenda can be found on the 32 NCSI website.
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Sports and Special Event Security Planning: Best Practices
Good News! There is still time to register for the third webinar in our free Campus Public Safety Online series, scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 2pm EDT.
In Sports and Special Event Security Planning: Best PracticesRichard Morman, CPP, CSSP, independent consultant and Deputy Chief of Police (Retired), The Ohio State University, will discuss security planning best practices for safely and effectively managing large on-campus events. 
Registration is required and space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, August 14th. Register here or visit the  webinar web page for more information. Use our official webinar hashtag: #NCCPSwebinar. We hope you can join us!

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Office on Violence Against Women Launches Online Resource Center for Institutions of Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) recently announced the launch of the Center for Changing Our Campus Culture, an online clearinghouse created to provide prevention and response resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This website provides information, materials and resources to include research, sample campus policies, protocols, best practices, and information on how to access training opportunities and technical assistance.
In her welcome video, Bea Hanson, the Principal Deputy Director of OVW, explains the center is "designed to provide campus administrators, faculty and staff, campus and community law enforcement, victim service providers, students, parents and other key stakeholders with the resources needed to enhance campus safety." Current highlights include:
  • Issue/Topic Areas - Review statistics and definitions on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • Federal Efforts - Learn about existing federal efforts and access sample policies, programming models and training opportunities.
  • Stakeholders - Resources for engaging students, to include LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, and international students; law enforcement; victim services/advocates; conduct administrators; leadership/administration; parents; health professionals and faculty/staff.
  • Specific Populations - Access targeted information for culturally specific issues, engaging men, athletics and greeks.
  • Resources - Find information on apps, blogs, campus program TA, e-learning modules, national resources, podcasts, publications, research, training opportunities, and webinars.
As the center continues to be developed, new information and research will be added to assist campuses in implementing prevention and intervention programming. As part of the development process, the center will seek guidance and input from campus-based experts, campus communities, and grassroots groups committed to ending sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Principal Deputy Director Hanson says, "It's our hope that the center will encourage you and your institution to share news, webinars, e-newsletters and other educational materials and publications." You may contact the Center for Changing Our Campus Culture with questions or comments.
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Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304)
Supported by: National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawai'i
Dates and Locations:
  • August 24, 2015 in San Diego, CA
  • August 25,2015 in Dunbar, WV
  • August 27, 2015 in Gallup, NM
  • See "Information and Registration" for more dates and locations

Fee: Free

Title:   Clery Compliance Challenge: Alerting
Host:  Clery Center for Security On Campus
Date: September 10, 2015 at 2pm EDT
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title:  VALOR Officer Safety Conference
Host:  VALOR and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
Supported by:  Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Dates: September 17-18, 2015
Location:   Hurst, TX
Fee: Free
This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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