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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot

The Weekly Snapshot, our electronic bulletin, features timely resources and information for campus communities, public safety and emergency management officials, law enforcement officers, and others interested in making campuses safer. The bulletin includes reports and studies issued from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and professional associations on topics such as sexual assault, mental health, travel and study abroad safety, community relations, harassment, and emergency preparedness. In addition, the Weekly Snapshot provides information on national monthly observances and campaign organization, legislative updates, federal awareness bulletins, and information on upcoming events and professional training opportunities. Anyone may subscribe to this email communication, along with other NCCPS notifications, by joining our mailing list.

We have compiled our past Weekly Snapshot articles into one easily accessible and searchable location, the Weekly Snapshot Directory. This directory will be updated monthly.


August 13, 2014

In this issue: 

  • Ebola: A Public Health Emergency of International Concern: The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) outbreak in West Africa constitutes an "extraordinary event" and that "the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have been met."
  • Suicide Contagion: Identifying Those at Risk and Postvention Strategies for Campuses to Reduce the Risk of Suicide Contagion: Suicide contagion is the process by which exposure to the suicide or suicidal act of one or many individuals may influence others to commit or attempt suicide. A suicide may follow the suicide of a peer, loved one or celebrity such as the highly publicized death of actor Robin Williams.

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August 6, 2014

In this issue: 

  • Proposed Bill: The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASAct): Last week eight senators, led by Senators Gillibrand and McCaskill, proposed new legislation, referred to as the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The proposed legislation seeks to combat sexual violence on campus through the use of public information and penalties.
  • FREE Online Training in Sexual Assault Investigations: End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) has developed the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) to bring state-of-the art training to anyone who is interested, on the topic of criminal justice response to sexual assault. OLTI was created by a multidisciplinary team of experts for professionals in law enforcement, prosecution, health care, victim advocacy, and other criminal justice agencies and social services.

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July 30, 2014

In this issue:

  • Free Webinar from The Clery Center: On June 4, 2014, The Clery Center's Executive Director Alison Kiss led a candid conversation about what institutions should and shouldn't do in reaction to the new VAWA amendments, the Clery Act, and the White House's Not Alone task force report. Over 650 individuals from colleges, universities and organizations from across the county found this information invaluable and now this webinar, "Navigating the Crossroads of the Clery Act, VAWA Amendments, and the White House Task Force Report," is available to everyone for free. Download the presentation slides or watch the webinar recording.
  • What is the National Center for Campus Public Safety?: The National Center for Campus Public Safety was chartered by Congress in 2013, with bipartisan support, in the wake of recent school tragedies. We look forward to connecting and working with you all in the near future.

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