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Tragedy in Orlando and LGBT Pride Month
The details from the Orlando tragedy continue to filter through the news media as the people of the United States try to comprehend the deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Some television outlets have made an effort to prevent contagion, or copycat events, by refusing to acknowledge the shooter's name or show his picture on air, and are instead focusing on the unfolding investigation and information on the 49 victims, as young as 18 years old, and mostly members of the LGBT community who are celebrating Pride Month this June.

The annual June celebration of  LGBT Pride Month coincides with the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City in 1969, which many consider the official birth of the modern LGBT movement. The overall purpose of the month is to recognize the positive impact members of the LGBT community have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. President Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring June 2016 LGBT Pride Month, something he has done every year since he was elected to office.

The NCCPS strives to provide resources to our at-large community of public safety officials, both on and off campus, who could be faced with a mass casualty incident or every day policing or emergency situations that impact members of the LGBT community. We've assembled an important list of resources to help navigate the current conversation around Orlando and future issues that could affect your campus or agency.

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Only Two Days Left to Register for Our Free Webinar!
Register by  Friday, June 17, 2016  to join us for the next free webinar in our  Campus Public Safety Online series and learn why colleges and universities should conduct trauma-informed sexual assault investigations and adjudications. On  Tuesday, June 21st at 2:00 PM ET Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D. , a faculty member for our  Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute  and an attorney with  Dinse Knapp McAndrew , will discuss the use of a trauma-informed approach.
Promising practices strongly suggest that when colleges and universities conduct sexual assault investigations and adjudications, as required by Title IX, they should employ a trauma-informed approach. While a trauma-informed approach naturally promotes access for complainants by encouraging their participation, it also promotes accuracy by enabling investigators and decision-makers to ask appropriate questions and better understand evidence that may be affected by trauma. Learn more by visiting our  website.  

Strategies and Approaches to Preventing Sexual Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden wrote in the American Journal of Public Health that, "The most effective public health programs are based on an evidence-based technical package...A technical package of proven interventions sharpens and focuses what otherwise might be vague commitments to 'action' by committing to implementation of specific interventions known to be effective. It also avoids a scattershot approach of using a large number of interventions, many of which have only a small impact." The CDC recently released STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence, which provides a select group of strategies to prevent violence from happening as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of sexual violence (SV). 
This technical package has three components:
  • Strategy - the preventive direction or actions to achieve the goal of preventing SV.
  • Approach - the specific ways to advance the strategy (e.g., through programs, policies, and practices).
  • Evidence - for each of the approaches in preventing SV or its associated risk factors, evidence is included.
A select group of five strategies were identified based on the best available evidence:

The strategies and approaches in this package represent various levels of the social ecology with efforts intended to influence individual behaviors as well as relationship, family, school, community, and larger societal factors in order to provide a comprehensive approach that can have the greatest public health impact. The authors reinforce the idea that addressing SV cannot be accomplished by the public health sector alone. Education, government, social services, health care, justice, rape crisis centers, SV coalitions, and faith-based organizations are among the sectors integral to the successful implementation of this package. Collectively, these sectors can make a difference in preventing SV by impacting the various contexts and underlying risks that contribute to SV.
For additional information on primary prevention - stopping violence before it occurs - visit the CDC's VetoViolence resource center for training, tips, and tools on child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, suicide, and youth violence.

Access our online calendar of events.
Title: Top Ten Legal and Compliance Concerns for Campus Administrators
Hosted by NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Date: June 28, 2016 at 2:00PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Registration Fee
Title: The HBCU-LEEA 2016 Annual Training Conference
Hosted by: Historically Black Colleges & Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEA)
Dates: July 11-15, 2016
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Fee: Registration Fee
Title: Public Information In An All-Hazards Incident (MGT - 318)
Hosted by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Dates and Locations:
  • July 12-13, 2016 in Grand Junction, CO
  • July 26-27, 2016 in Punta Gorda, FL
  • August 3-4, 2016 in Gallup, NM
Fee: Free

Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Conference
Visit our website for information and registration details.

Faculty Spotlight         
Check out this Q&A with one of our DC Conference faculty members.

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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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