The Importance of Learning from Averted and Completed School Attacks
Organization(s): National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS)
Jan 22, 2019
2:00pm – 3:30pm (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Time Zone: Eastern
The National Police Foundation's (NPF) Project Director Dr. Frank Straub; International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators' (IACLEA) Director of Government and External Relations Jeff Allison; and Executive Director and Founder of the Koshka Foundation Kristina Anderson will discuss the importance of learning from averted and completed school attacks. Frank and Jeff will provide an overview of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)-funded Averted School Violence (ASV) database and its application to higher education. The database is a free resource for those who play a role in school safety across the country at both the K-12 and higher education levels. The ASV database is used to collect, analyze, and share information on both averted and completed acts of violence in schools that have occurred post-Columbine. Frank will share key findings from the ASV database and from an NPF study that compared averted incidents of school violence to completed incidents. Kristina, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor, will share lessons learned from the Virginia Tech shooting. Her powerful story, including insight about threat assessment and other key areas of violence prevention, are valuable for anyone involved in campus safety.
Target Audience: This webinar is appropriate for those working in senior campus administration, campus safety and security, emergency management, law enforcement, threat assessment, residential life, student conduct & affairs, international education, victim/advocacy services, and mental health and counseling services as well as Title IX coordinators and legal counsel.