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.
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
The mission of the Department of Education's (ED) OCR is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. OCR serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces. An important part of OCR's technical assistance is partnerships designed to develop creative approaches to preventing and addressing discrimination.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals. OVC is dedicated to a constant improvement in the national response to crime victims by: identifying emerging needs and gaps in existing services; enhancing the skill sets of service providers to better meet these needs; and promoting greater public awareness of the issues that crime victims face.
Office of Academic Engagement (OAE)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) maintains numerous relationships with members of the academic community and directly engages with school administrators, faculty, and students on a range of issues. The Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) was established in June 2011 to support the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission by building, improving, and leveraging these relationships with the academic community. Based at DHS Headquarters, OAE works to coordinate DHS academic policy; facilitate inter- and intra-agency coordination on academic affairs; market and promote DHS resources; and collaborate with students, faculty, and academic institutions.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
The OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.
Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS)
U.S. Department of Education (ED), OSHS administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving the quality and excellence of programs and activities and seeks to provide information that will enhance your knowledge of safe and supportive schools; health, mental health, environmental health, and physical education; drug and violence prevention; character and civic education; and homeland security, emergency management, school programs administered by OSHS, and of issues that are important to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
The mission of the OVW, a component of the U.S. DOJ, is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
One in Four
One in Four is non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape by the thoughtful application of theory and research to rape prevention programming. They provide presentations, trainings, and technical assistance to men and women, with a focus on single sex programming targeted toward colleges, high schools, the military and local community organizations. One in Four's researched based and data-driven prevention programming, The Men's Program, and The Women's Program serve as the basis of their efforts.
One Love Foundation
Founded in 2010 to honor Yeardley Love, One Love works to ensure everyone understands the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. They take action to spread this awareness through educational programming in person and online. One Love empowers young people to improve their healthy relationship IQ for themselves and others thereby improving all our lives and changing the pipeline that leads to abuse.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
OSAC was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC "Council" is comprised of 34 private and public sector member organizations that represent specific industries or agencies operating abroad. The member organizations designate representatives to serve on the Overseas Security Advisory Council to provide direction and guidance to develop programs that most benefit the U.S. private sector overseas. A primary goal of OSAC is to develop an effective security communication network, consequently, OSAC invited all U.S. businesses, academia, faith-based groups, and non-governmental organizations to become constituents.