Affiliate entities are an important part of the campus public safety community. They include groups such as federal agencies, associations serving institutions of higher education, and professional and nonprofit organizations. We have compiled a list of these affiliates, listed alphabetically, for your easy reference. This is a "living list" that will continue to grow and expand over time. We encourage you to regularly visit this list for updates.
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
PIRE is an independent, nonprofit organization merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations around the world. PIRE's mission is to promote, undertake, and evaluate activities, studies, and programs that improve individual and public health, welfare, and safety. In support of this mission, PIRE creates and supports an environment within which skilled, innovative, and dedicated researchers and practitioners work to extend the leading edges of their respective fields. PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health.
PEACE OUTside Campus
PEACE OUTside Campus, the Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation, is dedicated to promoting peaceful and safe living environments in college communities nationwide and to empowering students and their families to be proactive in safeguarding themselves against crime. They offer programs to fulfill the growing demand for safety information on college campuses and within college communities. The PEACE OUTside Campus website was designed to provide students and their parents with information about programs and an ‘Off-Campus Living 101’ section that includes crime prevention and personal safety tips and other comprehensive resources for living off-campus. They also empower high school students preparing to enter college to be more proactive in safeguarding themselves through their Teens 'N Transition Program.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
PBIC's mission is to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. PBIC develops, synthesizes, promotes, and distributes accurate and current bicycling and walking information; provides technical assistance to various audiences; and generates a network of informed individuals and organizations who can increase the exposure of ped/bike issues to the general public. To accomplish their mission, PBIC manages several websites; produces a variety of reports, guides, and case studies; and offers training and technical assistance.
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum is a police research and policy organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership; public debate of police and criminal justice issues; and research and policy development.
The Police Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-membership organization dedicated to improving policing through innovation and science. As such, the Police Foundation can conduct its work and provide services that are independent of partisan, corporate or member views and only influenced by science, facts and data, which makes it unique among most other law enforcement professional organizations and associations.
Porchlight Counseling Services
Porchlight Counseling Services exists to help college sexual assault survivors achieve healing and wholeness and to create a world in which a person's life is not defined by the devastating experience of sexual assault. They provide counseling, advocacy, resources, and other services to college students, regardless of gender, who were sexually assaulted during college. They also provide services to adults who are no longer in college but who were assaulted while they were in college or graduate school. Their goal is to provide high-quality, long-term counseling, and services at no charge to the client.
PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.
Prevention Research Center (PRC)
The PRC is home to a group of scientists, including sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and epidemiologists, who work collaboratively across disciplines on understanding how the environment (including laws, economies, social circumstances and normative settings) affects health behaviors. A primary focus is on the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and how such consumption results in short- and long-term harm. The goal of this research is to identify aspects of the environment that can be changed to improve health. PRC’s emphasis on the environment places the focus on how a person’s health-related behavior is shaped by family, school, work, and community policies, norms, and histories. PRC research naturally leads to the development and testing of prevention programs and policies that can be implemented at local, state and national levels.