Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/11
November 28, 2018
In this issue:
- New Proposed Title IX Regulations Released: On November 16, 2018 the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released proposed Title IX regulations. Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding. The draft of the new regulations come more than a year after previous Title IX guidance was rescinded and ED provided temporary guidance by a Dear Colleague Letter and accompanying Questions and Answers. The proposed regulations are publicized after ED undertook research that included gathering input from students, advocates, school administrators, Title IX coordinators, and other stakeholders.
- Assisting People with Disabilities During Evacuations: As awareness surrounding the needs of people with disabilities on college and university campuses continues to increase, it is helpful for campus public safety professionals to maintain their education on proper and effective mechanisms to assist people with disabilities before and during emergency situations.
November 21, 2018
In this issue:
- 2017 Hate Crime Statistics: On November 13, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program released its annual Hate Crimes Statistics, which includes hate crime information for 2017, broken down by location, offenders, bias types, and victims. The number of hate crimes increased by 17% between 2016 and 2017, and the number of agencies reporting hate crimes to the FBI continues to grow.
- Violent Crime Reduction: Last month, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association released the Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide in an effort to address ways in which law enforcement can successfully combat violent crime. While there is discussion about and research on the increase and/or decrease in crime in the U.S., how violent crime is felt in communities and how policing executives respond is nuanced. Each jurisdiction has its own unique set of challenges, stakeholders, and resources making a singular or static solution unlikely to be effective.
November 14, 2018
In this issue:
- Law Enforcement and Victim Compensation: This fall, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Police Foundation, announced a variety of new materials and resources designed to assist law enforcement in providing essential information about victim compensation to crime victims.
- New EVAWI Training Bulletin Explores the Question of Bias in Sexual Assault Interviews: As professionals and the public become aware of the Start by Believing philosophy, they have asked important questions: Is Start by Believing just another form of bias? Does it replace the historic bias against victims with a new bias against suspects? The new End Violence Against Women International training bulletin, Interviews with Victims vs. Suspects: Start by Believing and the Question of Bias, addresses such questions, with particular focus on criminal justice professionals, especially sexual assault investigators.
November 7, 2018
In this issue:
- New Toolkit Addresses Alcohol's Role in Campus Sexual Assault: Existing research and guidance from organizations stress the importance of consistency between alcohol use/abuse prevention efforts and sexual assault prevention efforts that use individual, relationship, community, and policy-level strategies. However, there is limited guidance for sexual assault prevention specialists on how to do so. To address this gap, the Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association released Addressing Alcohol's Role in Campus Sexual Assault: A Toolkit by and for Prevention Specialists.
- Financial Preparedness is Part of Emergency Preparedness: When we discuss emergency preparedness, people most often think about physical safety, particularly after natural disasters or unexpected emergency incidents. However, there is an important aspect of emergency preparedness that is often overlooked, financial preparedness. Helping college students learn financial literacy by using the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is a way to prepare them for the future.