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Comprehensive safety planning meeting of the minds april 3, 2014

  1. 1. Steven J. Healy Margolis Healy & Associates Meeting of the Minds April 3, 2014 Comprehensive Safety Planning – A Holistic Approach to Campus Safety & Security Steven J. Healy Dr. Gene Deisinger
  2. 2. Risks Facing Colleges & Universities • Natural Disasters • Sexual and Gender Violence • Child Sexual Assault • Hazing & Bullying • Alcohol Related Injuries and Deaths • Suicide • Targeted Violence • Regulatory Review
  3. 3. A Holistic Approach 1. Eliminate Stovepipes and create a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety and security
  4. 4. Integration of Processes Comprehensive Safety Planning Pro-active plans in place to:  Prevent and mitigate violence • Identify at-risk situations • Assess situations • Intervene & manage concerns  Prepare for potential violence  Respond to violent acts and  Recover from the event.
  5. 5. A Holistic Approach 1. Eliminate Stovepipes and create a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety and security –Emergency Management Team –Sexual Assault Response Team/TIX Team –Violence Prevention Committee –Threat Assessment/Workplace Violence Team –Alcohol & Other Drug Task Force
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  8. 8. Emergency Planning
  9. 9. Available at: Released: 6/18/13 Informed by Research & Practice
  10. 10. A Holistic Approach 3. Leverage technology to enhance preparedness • Mass Notification Systems • Security Technology • Situational Awareness • Social Media and Mobile Apps
  11. 11. A Holistic Approach 3. Leverage technology to enhance preparedness
  12. 12. A Holistic Approach Security Technology • Access Control System • Security Cameras • License Plate Readers • Personal Safety Devices • ??
  13. 13. A Holistic Approach 4. Enhance Prevention - Enforce Policies • Title IX & Clery Act • Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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)
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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 19
  19. 19. Overview of Mandates • Education and Prevention • Remedies and Enforcement • Training 20
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Campus SaVE • 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)
  23. 23. Threat Assessment 1 • IDENTIFY situations/persons of concern 2 • INVESTIGATE & gather information 3 • ASSESS situation 4 • MANAGE the situation/mitigate risk A systematic process that is designed to:
  24. 24. Having a Team is Not Enough Organizations must have a systematic process that:  Utilizes effective & relevant multi-disciplinary approach;  Enables centralized awareness of developing concerns through active outreach programs & consultations; Capable of addressing all threats & hazards;  Facilitates a thorough & contextual assessment;  Implements proactive & integrated case management;  Monitors & re-assesses case on a longitudinal basis;  Conducts all practices in accordance with relevant laws, policies, and standards of practice;  Adapts to challenges & changing needs. © G. Deisinger, Ph.D. & M. Randazzo, Ph.D.
  25. 25. Threat Assessment Process Contextual Assessment Identify Potential Risk Integrated Management Plan Implement Plan Post-Incident Recovery Gather Information Notify TAM Team
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Contact Information Major Gene Deisinger, Ph.D. Deputy Chief of Police & Director of Threat Management Services Virginia Tech Police Department (540) 231-4788 Steven J. Healy Managing Partner 866-817-5817