Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/12
December 26, 2018
In this issue:
- NCCPS Year in Review: The coming of the new year often makes us think ahead to the future. We may set goals or resolutions, determine what we want to accomplish, or identify areas in our work and personal lives we can improve upon. It's also a time of reflection on the past year, what went well and what didn't, and whether or not we met our goals. At the National Center for Campus Public Safety we have a vision of safer and stronger campus communities. Our mission is to provide useful resources and information to support safer campus communities. In looking back at 2018, and considering our progress in achieving our mission, we'd like to share with you some of our accomplishments that may be most helpful in your campus safety efforts.
- PERF Releases New Report on Strengthening Relationships Between Police and Immigrant Communities: On December 10, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) published a new report, Strengthening Relationships between Police and Immigrant Communities in a Complex Political Environment, with support from the Ford Foundation. In the past few years, immigration enforcement has become a complex issue at all levels. It is at the forefront of the nation's political agenda and news coverage of deportations, travel bans, and family separations have strained relationships between local police and the immigrant communities they serve.
December 19, 2018
In this issue:
- New Verbal De-Escalation Education Program Coming Online in January 2019: We are delighted to share that in January 2019, our second Virtual Professional Development offering, the Verbal De-Escalation Education Program, will be available online.
- Corrections to College California: The Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC) is partnering with the Opportunity Institute to direct a five-year initiative designed to build a network of bridges from corrections to college in California known as Renewing Communities. The SCJC released a 2015 report, Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians, making the case for improving access to a high-quality college education "for all students whether they are learning in prison, jail, or the community."
- Federal Training Providers: As all professionals know, there is a continued need for training to maintain and enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities. There are a multitude of options available to campuses including those offered by the federal government that offer low to no cost training, several of which we cover here.
December 12, 2018
In this issue:
- Managing Controversial Speakers on Campus: This fall, Campus Safety released a summary of comments and suggestions related to managing controversial speakers on campus that resulted from all three Campus Safety Conferences (CSC) and the in-depth discussion led by Vivian Marinelli, senior director of crisis management services at FEI, a national behavioral health organization that provides resiliency solutions. During the discussion, CSC attendees shared their challenges and some solutions that have worked for them before and after events.
- Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors national town hall meetings to educate communities about underage drinking and to mobilize them around its prevention. Each year, community-based organizations including community and youth-led coalitions as well as colleges and universities host events nationwide. SAMHSA, together with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking and other national partners, will sponsor the seventh round of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking in 2019.
December 5, 2018
In this issue:
- New Exercise Starter Kits Available for Active Shooter Incidents: Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released new exercise starter kits (ESK) for the K-12 academic community as part of the Campus Resilience Program. OAE previously released ESKs for the higher education community in June 2018. The ESKs are self-conducted tabletop exercises that include a set of scalable tools to help K-12 schools and institutions of higher education test existing emergency plans, protocols, and procedures.
- Terrorism Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism Research Library: The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) mission is to enable effective, efficient, and secure operations across all homeland security missions. To counter the continually growing and changing threat of violent extremism, S&T developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 catalogued terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents.