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Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. Each year, colleges and universities throughout the country recognize September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

 

The following resources offer victim assistance information, research findings, and educational materials specific to the issues of campus crime and safety.


OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes, Summary Report (November 2012) OVC, 53 pages, NCJ 240177.
OVC, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to conduct a forum that addressed the topic of enhancing criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the discussion at the forum and provides a list of resources for those working to investigate sex crimes.
Abstract | PDF
 
School Crisis Response Initiative (September 2003) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 197832.
This OVC bulletin describes an innovative model for preparing for fast and effective responses to the needs of students after violent or traumatic crises. Crisis response teams made up of trained school personnel and community members who provide student support and assistance, including triage, counseling, and referral to community services.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
 

OJP Publications

Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault (HBCU-CSA) Study (February 2011) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 233614.
This study documents the prevalence of sexual assault (rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact) on historically Black college and university campuses and also examines associated personal and behavioral factors, context, consequences, and reporting, along with campus police and service-provider perspectives on sexual victimization and student attitudes toward law enforcement and prevention measures.
Abstract | PDF
 
Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study, Final Report (2007) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 110 pages, NCJ 221153.
This federally supported report presents the results of a study, conducted by RTI International, examining the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students in an effort to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies.
Abstract | PDF
 
Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It (December 2005) NIJ, 18 pages, NCJ 205521.
After summarizing data on the nature and extent of sexual assault on college campuses, this study presents findings on response policies and procedures; reporting options; barriers and facilitators for reporting; reporter training and prevention programming; victim resources; and investigation, adjudication, and campus sanctions.
Abstract | PDF
 
Sexual Victimization of College Women (December 2001) NIJ, NIJ Research Report, 48 pages, NCJ 182369.
This report explores the prevalence and nature of sexual assault occurring at colleges throughout the nation.

Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 
Hate Crimes on Campus: The Problem and Efforts To Confront It (October 2001) BJA, Report, BJA Monographs, 28 pages, NCJ 187249.
This monograph examines four aspects of the problem of bias, prejudice, and hate crimes on American college and university campuses.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 

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Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. Each year, colleges and universities throughout the country recognize September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

 

The following resources offer victim assistance information, research findings, and educational materials specific to the issues of campus crime and safety.


Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. Each year, colleges and universities throughout the country recognize September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

 

The following resources offer victim assistance information, research findings, and educational materials specific to the issues of campus crime and safety.


Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jan 22 2014 at 2:00PM, Rebecca Dreke, Deputy Director of the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime, and Connie Kirkland, Director of Student Mental Health and Behavior at Northern Virginia Community College, hosted a discussion on Responding to Victims of Stalking on Campus

On Dec 8 2009 at 2:00PM, Steven D. Walker, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno, hosted a discussion on Examining Correlations Between Substance Abuse and Victimization

On Sep 9 2009 at 2:00PM, Alison Kiss, M.S., is Director of Programs at Security On Campus, Inc, hosted a discussion on Best Practices for Providing Campus Crime Awareness

On Sep 24 2008 at 2:00PM, S. Daniel Carter, Senior Vice President of Security On Campus, Inc, and Margaret Mikkelsen, Executive Director of Students Active for Ending Rape, hosted a discussion on Responding to Sexual Violence on Campus

On Jul 27 2006 at 2:00PM, S. Daniel Carter, Senior Vice President of Security On Campus, Inc, hosted a discussion on Campus Victimization and Assistance Services

Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. Each year, colleges and universities throughout the country recognize September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

 

The following resources offer victim assistance information, research findings, and educational materials specific to the issues of campus crime and safety.


What are school-based crisis response teams?
School Crisis Response Initiative, a bulletin from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), provides a... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

How many sexual assaults occur on college campuses?
Data on women sexually assaulted on campus can be found on the Sexual Assault on Campus: Measuring F... Read More

What is drug-facilitated rape?
Information about drug-facilitated rape/sexual assault can be found in Drug-Facilitated Rape: Lookin... Read More

How many violent crimes occur on college campuses?
The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool site from the U.S. Department of Education... Read More

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Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. Each year, colleges and universities throughout the country recognize September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

 

The following resources offer victim assistance information, research findings, and educational materials specific to the issues of campus crime and safety.


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Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. Each year, colleges and universities throughout the country recognize September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

 

The following resources offer victim assistance information, research findings, and educational materials specific to the issues of campus crime and safety.


Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957. The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes, Summary Report (November 2012) OVC, 53 pages, NCJ 240177. OVC, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to conduct a forum that addressed the topic of enhancing criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the discussion at the forum and provides a list of resources for those working to investigate sex crimes.
Abstract | PDF
 
School Crisis Response Initiative (September 2003) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 197832. This OVC bulletin describes an innovative model for preparing for fast and effective responses to the needs of students after violent or traumatic crises. Crisis response teams made up of trained school personnel and community members who provide student support and assistance, including triage, counseling, and referral to community services.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
 

OJP Publications

Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault (HBCU-CSA) Study (February 2011) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 233614. This study documents the prevalence of sexual assault (rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact) on historically Black college and university campuses and also examines associated personal and behavioral factors, context, consequences, and reporting, along with campus police and service-provider perspectives on sexual victimization and student attitudes toward law enforcement and prevention measures.
Abstract | PDF
 
Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study, Final Report (2007) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 110 pages, NCJ 221153. This federally supported report presents the results of a study, conducted by RTI International, examining the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students in an effort to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies.
Abstract | PDF
 
Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It (December 2005) NIJ, 18 pages, NCJ 205521. After summarizing data on the nature and extent of sexual assault on college campuses, this study presents findings on response policies and procedures; reporting options; barriers and facilitators for reporting; reporter training and prevention programming; victim resources; and investigation, adjudication, and campus sanctions.
Abstract | PDF
 
Sexual Victimization of College Women (December 2001) NIJ, NIJ Research Report, 48 pages, NCJ 182369. This report explores the prevalence and nature of sexual assault occurring at colleges throughout the nation.
Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 
Hate Crimes on Campus: The Problem and Efforts To Confront It (October 2001) BJA, Report, BJA Monographs, 28 pages, NCJ 187249. This monograph examines four aspects of the problem of bias, prejudice, and hate crimes on American college and university campuses.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 

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Related Resources

Federal Resources

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
 
NCJRS: Campus Safety Awareness Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to crime and safety at campuses of higher education, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing on campus safety.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Aurora Center
The Aurora Center's mission is to recognize and reduce sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on campus and to create an atmosphere where all members of the community can learn, work, and live to their full potential.
 
Clery Center for Security On Campus
This nonprofit organization works to prevent campus violence and crimes and to assist campus victims in the enforcement of their legal rights.
 
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
SAVE is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning.
 
Safe Campuses Now
This crime prevention awareness and education program is staffed by student volunteers. Its Web site offers safety strategies, crime alerts, and other resources.
 
Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jan 22 2014 at 2:00PM, Rebecca Dreke, Deputy Director of the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime, and Connie Kirkland, Director of Student Mental Health and Behavior at Northern Virginia Community College, hosted a discussion on Responding to Victims of Stalking on Campus

On Dec 8 2009 at 2:00PM, Steven D. Walker, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno, hosted a discussion on Examining Correlations Between Substance Abuse and Victimization

On Sep 9 2009 at 2:00PM, Alison Kiss, M.S., is Director of Programs at Security On Campus, Inc, hosted a discussion on Best Practices for Providing Campus Crime Awareness

On Sep 24 2008 at 2:00PM, S. Daniel Carter, Senior Vice President of Security On Campus, Inc, and Margaret Mikkelsen, Executive Director of Students Active for Ending Rape, hosted a discussion on Responding to Sexual Violence on Campus

On Jul 27 2006 at 2:00PM, S. Daniel Carter, Senior Vice President of Security On Campus, Inc, hosted a discussion on Campus Victimization and Assistance Services


FAQs

What are school-based crisis response teams?
School Crisis Response Initiative, a bulletin from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), provides a... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

How many sexual assaults occur on college campuses?
Data on women sexually assaulted on campus can be found on the Sexual Assault on Campus: Measuring F... Read More

What is drug-facilitated rape?
Information about drug-facilitated rape/sexual assault can be found in Drug-Facilitated Rape: Lookin... Read More

How many violent crimes occur on college campuses?
The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool site from the U.S. Department of Education... Read More

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Funding

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Palm Springs, CA
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