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1 Comprehensive Campus Safety Planning 5 Challenges That Need Your Attention NOW Steven J. Healy Margolis Healy & Associates

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3 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Risks Facing Colleges & Universities Natural Disasters Sexual and Gender Violence Child sexual assault Hazing & Bullying Alcohol Related Injuries and Deaths Suicide Rampage shootings

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5 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 1.Eliminate Stovepipes and create a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety and security

6 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 1.Eliminate Stovepipes and create a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety and security Emergency Management Team Sexual Assault Response Team Violence Prevention Committee Threat Assessment/Workplace Violence Team Alcohol & Other Drug Task Force

7 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 2.Engage in meaningful Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis Determine likely human, technological & natural loss events Determine the probability of those events occurring Assess impact: human, structural, institution Determine level of preparedness, unmitigated risk to establish Relative Risk Score

8 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

9 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 3.Leverage technology to enhance preparedness Mass Notification Systems Security Technology Situational Awareness Social Media and Mobile Apps

10 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 3.Leverage technology to enhance preparedness

11 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 4.Enhance Prevention - Enforce Policies Title IX & Clery Act Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management

12 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance

13 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Defining Sexual Harassment Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature  includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence. Student-to-student harassment:  creates hostile environment if conduct is sufficiently serious that it interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s program. The more severe the conduct, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to prove hostile environment, particularly if the harassment is physical (e.g. rape=hostile environment)

14 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Defining Sexual Violence Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX.  Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol  An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability  May include rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion

15 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Scope of Coverage Title IX protects your students and employees from sexual harassment in an institution’s education programs and activities, including:  All academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the institution  On-campus, off-campus, in transit, sponsored at other locations, etc.

16 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Overview of Mandates Notice of Non-discrimination Title IX Coordinator Grievance Procedures  Prompt and equitable  Notice  Adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation of complaints  Designated and reasonably prompt time frames  Notice of outcome 16

17 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Overview of Mandates Education and Prevention Remedies and Enforcement Training 17

18 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC What is this thing called “Clery?” A consumer rights bill An institutional responsibility Not JUST campus public safety Campus-wide collaboration and cooperation CRITICAL to success

19 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Clery Act 101 Publish & distribute an Annual Security Report w/various policy statements, policies and statistics (NLT October 1, each year) (approx. 23 policies) Inform prospective students & employees about the Annual Security Report Submit crime statistics to U.S. Dept. of Education Provide timely notice and emergency notifications Maintain a public, daily log of reported crimes

20 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Campus SaVE Act Part of VAWA Reauthorization Act Amends HEA “to improve education and prevention related to campus sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking” Codifies much of 2011 OCR DCL Effective March 2014 (good faith effort NOW)

21 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Overview of Threat Assessment Process 1) Identify persons of concern 2) Gather information/investigate 3) Assess information and situation 4) If necessary, manage the person and situation to reduce overall threat and get person needed help Threat assessment is a four-part process that is designed to:

22 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 4.Enhance Prevention and Enforce Policies Title IX & Clery Act Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Minors on Campus & Child Sexual Abuse Safety Awareness and Readiness

23 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 5.Create a Chief Safety Officer position Reporting directly to the institution’s President Leads all safety and security initiatives Has equal standing w/other senior administrators Increases focus on safety, security, and readiness

24 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC A Holistic Approach 1.Eliminate Stovepipes – embrace multidisciplinary approach 2.HVA – meaningful hazard identification 3.Leverage Technology – use it wisely 4.Enhance Prevention & Enforce Policies 5.Create Chief Safety & Security Officer

25 © Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC Contact Information

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