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.
Rail Against the Danger (RAD)
Clark Jacobs was a mechanical engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. On the night of January 10, 2015, Clark rolled out of his lofted bed and landed on his head, fracturing his skull. He suffered a severe brain bleed and an ensuing hemorrhagic stroke that required brain surgery to save his life. As Clark began his two-year journey to recover from his traumatic brain injury, his mother, launched Rail Against the Danger (RAD), a nonprofit organization designed to bring awareness to students and their families. Many institutions of higher education have loft beds and some do not offer students guard or safety rails for these beds, which may be as high as seven feet off the ground. There are approximately 36,000 cases of loft bed/bunk bed-related injuries annually among children and young adults up to 21 years of age. Young adults ages 18 to 21 suffered from bed-related injuries twice as often as 13-16 year-olds, with falls being the reason 75% of the time.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is an anti-sexual violence organization and authority on sexual violence. Their organization is comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, and technology. RAINN works to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence. The victim services experts at RAINN take a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to developing programs and services that support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center
The REMS TA Center supports schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, with their community partners, in the development of high-quality emergency operations plans and comprehensive emergency management planning efforts. They provide virtual trainings, live trainings by request, technical assistance, emergency management planning tools, a website of resources, and a Community of Practice virtual space for school and higher ed emergency operations planning.
Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do four key things: 1) stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses, 2) make a family emergency plan, 3) build an emergency supply kit, and 4) get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.
Regional Information Sharing System (RISS)
RISS assists local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice partners by providing adaptive solutions and services that facilitate information sharing, support criminal investigations, and promote officer safety. RISS is composed of six regional centers and the RISS Technology Support Center. This allows RISS to work regionally and on a nationwide basis to respond to the unique crime problems of each region while strengthening the country’s information sharing environment. RISS offers secure information sharing and communications capabilities, critical analytical and investigative support services, and event deconfliction to enhance officer safety. RISS supports efforts against organized and violent crime, gang activity, drug activity, terrorism and violent extremism, human trafficking, identity theft, cybercrime, and other regional priorities.