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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2017/04

April 26, 2017

In this issue: 

  • Averted School Violence Reporting System: The Police Foundation launched the Averted School Violence Near Miss Reporting System (ASV) for law enforcement officials, school officials, and mental health professionals with funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services. The mission of the ASV system is to share information about averted school violence incidents and lessons learned in order to "improve school safety and help prevent future tragedies."

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April 19, 2017

In this issue:

  • Diversity in Campus Safety: Effective recruitment, hiring, and retention processes are quintessential to establishing successful law enforcement agencies, including those on college and university campuses, staffed with qualified and service-oriented personnel to engage the community, develop collaborative problem-solving partnerships, demonstrate accountability, and build trust. The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing identified increasing the diversity of the nation's law enforcement agencies as an important aspect in developing that trust.
  • New Release: Vicarious Trauma Toolkit: The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime has launched a first-of-its-kind online toolkit after four years of research, development, and pilot testing. The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit was developed with the understanding that those who respond to victims of sexual abuse, assist survivors of acts of terrorism and mass violence, fight fires that may have taken people's lives, or respond to shootings and other crime scenes face vicarious trauma from these situations.

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April 12, 2017

In this issue:

  • Free Customizable Online Training in Sexual Violence Prevention and Response: The State University of New York, in partnership with the City University of New York, launched an online training system, Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course, to assist colleges and universities in training students and staff in the prevention of sexual, interpersonal, and related violence. Rather than a static video with one-size-fits-all content, this system allows and even demands customization and personalization by colleges, enabling students, faculty, staff, and institutional leaders to train each other.
  • The IACP's One Mind Campaign: The International Association of Chiefs of Police's, One Mind Campaign was developed to ensure "successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness." Law enforcement agencies can join the campaign by taking the pledge and accepting the One Mind Challenge.

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April 5, 2017

In this issue:

  • New Communities of Color Toolkit Now Available: Last week the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, announced the release of a new online toolkit, Bridging the Trust Gap Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color.
  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month: The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. established Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 "to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery."
  • Remembering Virginia Tech Ten Years Later: It's difficult to believe ten years have passed since the tragedy at Virginia Tech. On April 16, 2007, the nation mourned the loss of 32 students and faculty members, family, friends, and loved ones.

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