Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2015/05
May 27, 2015
In this issue:
- Start by Believing Campaign: It is critical for campus safety, law enforcement and other campus professionals to recognize that their response to victims of sexual assault has an immense impact on the victim's process of recovery. End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is a non-profit organization that promotes a victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration to strengthen the response of the criminal justice system, campus safety and other professionals, supporters, and community members to help make communities safer.
- California Takes Steps To Address Sexual Assault on Campuses: On May 13, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced new steps to address sexual assault on the state's college campuses. Harris was joined by University of California President Janet Napolitano, law enforcement personnel and victims advocates as she revealed a Model Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), comprised of a How-To Guide and Template MOU aimed at assisting "law enforcement agencies and institutions of higher learning to improve their coordination, collaboration and transparency in response to cases of campus sexual assault."
May 20, 2015
In this issue:
- ARC3 Develops Free Campus Climate Survey: ARC3, the Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative, is a group of student and legal affairs professionals, campus advocates, students, campus law enforcement, and sexual assault and harassment researchers who initially came together in October 2014 at the Georgia State University Forum on Campus Sexual Assault.
- Training and Exercise Opportunities for Campus Emergency Management Practitioners: Emergency preparedness is an important part of campus safety and includes planning, training and exercising. Training for members of the college community who may be assigned specific roles in an emergency is essential to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to and recover from natural, technological, and human-caused incidents.
May 13, 2015
In this issue:
- NCCPS Announces First Webinar: Framing Three Key Issues in Campus Public Safety: On Thursday, May 28th at 2:30 PM EDT, we'll be hosting the inaugural webinar of our free Campus Public Safety Online webinar series in conjunction with our month-long celebration of NCCPS' first anniversary.
- Nobility of Policing: Whether your campus has its own police department or works collaboratively with one, it is important to acknowledge that officers from campus safety and police organizations face unpredictable dangers and challenges in order to protect lives, secure the safety of citizens, and defend civil liberties.
- Follow Up Summit White Paper Released on Clery and Title IX Compliance Issues: In January 2015, campus officials came together for a second time to discuss compliance issues around Title IX and other related legislation including the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This summit, held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, was a follow up to the first gathering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in August 2014.
May 6, 2015
In this issue:
- National Police Week and Officer Safety: May 10-16, 2015 is National Police Week. In 1962, National Police Week was established by a joint resolution of Congress and always falls on the week of May 15th. Whether your campus has its own police department or works collaboratively with a local agency, it is important to acknowledge the sacrifice that some officers have made while protecting their communities.
- Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May since 1949. On April 30, 2015, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation for this year's Mental Health Awareness Month highlighting the fact that "this year approximately one in five American adults -- our friends, colleagues, and loved ones -- will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress, and many others will be troubled by significant emotional and psychological distress, especially in times of difficulty."