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The IACP Launches the Protect and Serve Initiative Webpage

The Protect and Serve webpage, an International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Presidential Initiative, is intended to provide law enforcement officers with the tools and resources they need to help build sustainable community relationships and to educate the public on the role of law enforcement. Through this webpage, IACP members will have access to talking points, model policies, facts and figures about law enforcement, stories from the field, research reports, legislative resources and communications materials. You may visit the IACP's online membership page to renew your membership or become a member.


The Protect and Serve Initiative is an ongoing project, and the resource site will continue to be updated with materials to help aid in the daily challenges faced in the law enforcement profession. For more information on the Protect and Serve Initiative, or to share an innovative law enforcement program with other law enforcement executives, you may write to  
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Non-members may purchase the 5 Things Brief by Clicking Above
NASPA Research and Policy Institute Releases New Issue Brief 
NASPA's Research and Policy Institute released a new publication in their 5 Things Issue Brief Series entitled, "Five Things Student Affairs Practitioners Should Know About Campus Gender-Based Violence." Free to members, the brief, authored by NASPA's Associate Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Violence Prevention Nancy Chi Cantalupo, provides student affairs practitioners with a summary background of how colleges and universities are "facing an epidemic of gender-based violence and widespread allegations that they are responding inadequately to the problem." She includes key terms for understanding and addressing gender-based violence on campus and five areas that need to be addressed by student affairs.
  • Know Their IX: Information on the effects of gender-based violence, the actions we need to take under Title IX to ensure victims have equal educational opportunities following a violent incident, and using a trauma-informed approach.
  • Get SMART: Discussion of the SMART umbrella that encompasses SARTs and CCRTs and how the campus response system works.
  • Be Empowered and Empowering: Empower yourself and others in different departments and organizations to become educated on gender-violence issues and how they are appropriately handled.
  • Treat Research as a Friend: Stay up to date with the latest research on gender-based violence and regulatory compliance changes that are happening, including climate survey development, and inevitably affecting institutions of higher education.
  • Engage in Comprehensive Prevention of Inequitable and Violence-Supportive Cultures: Prevention is still one of the most critical components of the efforts to address gender-based violence on campuses and student affairs practitioners play an important role in developing a comprehensive prevention program.

The brief also contains a list of valuable resources including links to pending legislation such as the CASAct and HALT Act. To become a NASPA member, please visit their member webpage.

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The Office on Violence Against Women Releases Campus Grant Solicitation Announcement

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Fiscal Year 2015 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program Campus Program Solicitation (PDF) was recently released with an application deadline of March 20, 2015. OVW's Campus Program is designed to encourage colleges and universities to adopt a comprehensive, coordinated, community response to violent crimes against women on campuses that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to and prosecute these crimes. Campuses are encouraged to create partnerships among campus entities, community-based victim services organizations and criminal and civil justice agencies.


The solicitation provides further information to include the program purpose and scope, program and eligibility requirements, and application and submission instructions. The Office on Violence Against Women encourages colleges and universities to register on* well in advance of the deadline and the OVW Reference Guide (PDF) provides information on the registration process. A current list of OVW open solicitations can also be found  here.

* Please note, the electronic application system will be down from Saturday, February 14 through Wednesday, February 18, for maintenance and updates. During this temporary shut-down, applicants will be unable to submit their 2015 grant applications.
Professional Development Opportunities


Title: VAWA Amendments to Clery: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking on Campus     

Hosted and Supported By: Clery Center for Security on Campus and the Stalking Resource Center 

Dates: February 17, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Location: Online  

Fee: Free
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Title: E0197 Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning   

Host: Emergency Management Institute

Supported By: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Location: Emmitsburg, MD    

Fee: Free
Information and Registration
  • Dates: March 03-04, 2015 (though the registration deadline has passed, there is still room in the class for individuals to register)
  • Dates: May 27-28, 2015 (Registration deadline April 1st)
  • Dates: September 9-10, 2015 (Registration deadline July 16th)

Title: Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management     

Host: University of Louisville

Dates: March 17-19, 2015 (Registration deadline March 5th)    

Location: Louisville, KY       

Fee: Registration Fee
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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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