×
×
National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2015/09

September 30, 2015

In this issue: 

  • Domestic Violence Awareness: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for colleges and universities to educate their campus communities on the issues of domestic violence, including promoting awareness and prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention: 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the U.S. have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • FBI Warns College Students of Phone Scam: On September 28, 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a press release titled, College Students Targeted in Phone Scam. The release provides information on a scam in which college students receive a phone call from someone claiming to represent the U.S. government or claiming to be an FBI agent. ​​
  • Valuable Tools and Required Policy for Missing Persons on Campus: As of December 31, 2014, the National Crime Information Center's (NCIC) Missing Person File contained 84,924 active missing person records, and 43,289 (51.0 %) of those records are persons under the age of 21. When a person is reported missing, it is essential to have a policy and plan in place that calls together the right people, resources, and strategies.

Open Issue


September 23, 2015

In this issue:

  • White House Task Force Releases New Resources for Campus Communities: The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released two new resources for campus community members and health practitioners on Thursday, September 17th to help prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus. The release of these resources, a Resource Guide and Safe Place: Trauma-Sensitive Practice for Health Centers Serving Students toolkit, coincide with this month's 21st anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
  • The Lethality Assessment Program: An Innovative Intervention to Intimate Partner Violence: The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, defines domestic violence as "a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person." One way campus law enforcement and other community professionals can prevent domestic violence homicides and serious injuries is through the use of the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP).

Open Issue


September 16, 2015

In this issue:

  • Hazing Prevention and Awareness: September 21 - 25, 2015 is National Hazing Prevention Week. This is an opportunity for your college or university campus, school, or organization to promote prevention, raise awareness, and educate communities on the issues of hazing.
  • Campus Facilities: Controlled Access and Security: The vast majority of colleges and universities have physical buildings that the community takes great pride in. These facilities and the resources they offer are shared by the campus community, and at times open to the public. Under certain circumstances, however, access to campus facilities must be restricted for a number of safety and security reasons.

Open Issue


September 9, 2015

In this issue:

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness: Thursday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, the focal point of September's National Suicide Prevention Month. A variety of nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and departments across the country are active in National Suicide Prevention Month as suicide has become the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10-24 and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15-24. In addition, 18-22 veterans die each day by suicide.
  • Training and Resources for Public Safety Cyclists: The International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) is a non-profit association "dedicated to promoting the use of bikes for public safety, providing resources and networking opportunities, and offering the best, most complete training for public safety cyclists." Mountain bikes provide a quiet, cost efficient, and effective means for bridging the gap between automobiles and foot patrol.

Open Issue


September 2, 2015

In this issue:

  • National Campus Safety Awareness Month is Here!: September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)! Join the Clery Center for a month of turning knowledge into action through the "Know More, Do More" campaign. Signing in will give you access to the NCSAM Roadmap where you can arm yourself with 'the knowledge to help a student, a colleague, or a friend."  You will also find information on actions you can take to "Do More" to protect your campus community.
  • Management Tools for Student Parties: Across the country over 20 million students are returning to their campuses to pursue either undergraduate or post-baccalaureate degrees. However, the student experience doesn't just play out in the classroom, and for the majority of college students, socializing is a popular extracurricular activity. Many institutions are being creative with environmental management strategies to reduce high-risk and underage drinking.

Open Issue

The National Center for Campus Public Safety website is funded through cooperative agreement 2013-MU-BX-K011 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).

Copyright ©2018 All Rights Reserved. Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC.

National Center for Campus Public Safety
128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 302
Burlington, Vermont 05401
866-817-5817