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Call for Educational Instructors/Facilitators - Deadline October 30th
 
The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) was established in 2013, with bipartisan Congressional support, through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Margolis Healy. In April 2014, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault charged the NCCPS with developing a training program for higher education administrators focused on a "trauma-informed" approach to sexual and gender violence investigation and adjudication. The resulting Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication training curriculum, built by nationally recognized subject matter experts in the fields of sexual and gender violence investigations, Title IX, the Clery Act, victim's advocacy, student conduct and psychology, is the first ever program specifically designed for the higher education community.
 
The Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication course provides college and university officials involved in investigating and adjudicating sexual misconduct cases information and resources necessary to conduct trauma-informed investigations and hearings in line with evolving practices. To date, we have piloted and refined this new curriculum at four campuses around the U.S. and are now seeking qualified Educational Instructors/Facilitators to become a part of our Campus Public Safety Education Program.
 
The three areas in which we are seeking faculty are listed below. We will accept up to ten potential instructors per content area to attend the train the trainer course.
  • Conducting trauma-informed sexual and gender violence investigations and adjudicating such cases, including Title IX and Clery Act obligations
  • Effects of trauma
    • Understanding the effects on victims and survivors
    • Relating the effects to a trauma-informed investigation
    • Victim centered services
    • Impacts of myths, climate and culture
  • Institutional obligations, compliance, and appropriate documentation
Please view the Call for Educations Instructors/Facilitators for further information including a position summary, course information, position requirements and details on how to apply. Complete application packages must be submitted or received in office by 4pm eastern, on F riday, October 30, 2015 .
Register today!
Webinar: Managing External Relations and Off-Campus Conduct

We are pleased to announce the next webinar in our free series, Campus Public Safety Online, will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST.
 
Managing External Relations and Off-Campus Conduct will feature four speakers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) who will discuss their proactive, collaborative, and innovative community partnerships, including the creation of a VCU Neighborhood Team that addresses off-campus conduct related issues.
  • John Venuti, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police
  • Chris Preuss, Assistant Chief of Police and Director of Operations
  • Greg Felton, External Affairs Officer
  • Shana Mell, Performance Management Coordinator
Registration is now open ! Spaces are limited so please register today to hold your seat.
Registration closes Friday, November 6, 2015. Please visit our webinar page for additional information or contact us with any questions.
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Key Findings from Campus Safety Survey

We are pleased to share with you the 2015 Campus Safety Survey Key Findings Report  that was conducted by Margolis Healy throughout April and May of 2015. The NCCPS played a key role in providing input into the re-launch of Margolis Healy's annual survey, which was first conducted in 2010. We'd like to thank all our subscribers who took the time to respond to the survey.
 
The anonymous, online survey was redesigned and focused on five key areas: three from years past - emergency management, general campus safety, and regulatory compliance - and two new areas - study abroad safety and social media monitoring.
 
Since 2010, Margolis Healy noticed increased reporting in the number of institutions with emergency operations plans in place, while the use of mass notification systems has become common. However, there are some clear patterns derived from this year's responses that warrant closer attention.
  • All-hazards emergency planning, a recognized best practice, has not yet become the standard across the education community.
  • After a crisis happens elsewhere, institutions can better prepare for active shooter and other critical incidents with increased training and review of protocols and plans.
  • Campus public safety staffing levels appear to be insufficient at a majority of campuses, and perception of a staffing problem may be an obstacle to addressing this issue.
  • Social media monitoring and threat alerting have become a more integral piece of campus safety and security; however, there is a perception amongst respondents that institutions may not be taking the necessary steps to effectively support a comprehensive social media monitoring/threat strategy.
In addition to these findings, the report examines some unique differences between two- and four-year institutions, perceptions of compliance related to ASR reports and Title IX violations, and study abroad safety and security.
 
We encourage you to download  (PDF) the full key findings report. Please  reach out  with any questions or feedback.
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Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Risk Management Week Webinar Series
Host: University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA)
Dates: November 2-6, 2015, daily webinars at 12pm EST
Location: Online
Fee: Free
 
Title: Heartland Campus Safety Summit 2015
Host: Jana's Campaign and Johnson County Community College
Dates: November 3-4, 2015
Location: Overland Park, KS
Fee: Registration Fee
 
Title: IAEM 63rd Annual Conference & EMEX 2015
Host: International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
Dates: November 13-18, 2015
Location: Clark County, NV
Fee: Registration Fee

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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