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Related topics include : Emergency Management which includes lots of resources put together after 9/11 and School Safety and Violence which tends to focus on K-12 issues.


Creating an Emergency Plan: 10 Ways to Tame the Beast
http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/Creating-an-Emergency-Plan-10-Ways-to-Tame-the-Beast
For those individuals suddenly given the responsibility for developing a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program, basic plan, or emergency operations plan, the process can be overwhelming. This second part of our three-part series on NFPA and NIMS compliance provides 10 steps campus officials can follow to start creating their programs, while avoiding the fear and frustration that normally accompanies the task. Article by Mark A. Messler, Campus Safety magazine, Jan/Feb 2008, dated December 31, 2007.
(Last checked 04/22/14)

Enough is enough : a student affairs perspective on preparedness and response to a campus shooting (Book)
edited by Brian O. Hemphill and Brandi Hephner LaBanc ; foreword by Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy and Gregory Roberts.
Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2010. 190pp.
Main Library LB2345 .H46 2010
Are your violence prevention and mental health efforts on campus coordinated? Are all your campus professionals aware of the system for reporting information about students who may be in distress or at-risk for harming themselves or others? Is the information reviewed and acted on?...Recent campus crises have highlighted that campus administrators will be judged by three things: What the campus was doing before the crisis, its immediate response during the crisis, and the follow-up after the crisis....Born out of the call by Virginia Tech’s Zenobia Hikes for urgent action to stem the tide of societal violence, and the NASPA “Enough is Enough” campaign (www.EnoughisEnoughcampaign.org) that she inspired, this book provides guidance on how to be proactive in preventing violence, and be prepared to provide a comprehensive response to a crisis....Enough is Enough presents first-hand accounts and experienced counsel from professionals who have lived through a violent incident, and continue to deal with its aftermath. They cover violence, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion in an integrated way, and offer a comprehensive plan to create a campus-wide system for collecting information about students at-risk for self-harm or violence toward others....The authors describe how to develop university-wide emergency plans, using the National Incident Management System template and involving a wide spectrum of campus services; how to create crisis response teams and victim liaison programs; offer recommendations about communication and the management of information; and address institutionally-appropriate and sensitive ways to achieve healing and recovery....The book is addressed to administrators, student affairs, services and mental health professionals, and counselors, on all the nation’s campuses, elementary through post-secondary.
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Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on campus : A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project
http://rems.ed.gov/docs/VT_ThreatAssessment09.pdf
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Student Violence on College Campuses: An Ecological Systems Approach to Identifying At Risk Students and Subsequent Intervention Strategies
http://www2.uwstout.edu/content/lib/thesis/2011/2011wilsons.pdf
Shawn R. Wilson, University of Wisconsin Stout, Fall 2011.
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Why You Should Care About NIMS and NFPA Standards
http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/Why-You-Should-Care-About-NIMS-and-NFPA-Standards
Campus officials should have a clear understanding of NIMS, NFPA 1600 and NFPA 1561, as well as incorporate these codes into their emergency management programs. This first part of our three-part series discusses how both public and private sector institutions that do this can reduce their exposure to litigation in the aftermath of an incident and be better able to respond to the event itself. Article by Mark A. Messler, Campus Safety magazine, Sep/Oct 2007, dated August 31, 2007.
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Michigan State University Police
http://www.dpps.msu.edu/
Currently features : "Register for Emergency Text Message Notifications" and "Emergency Management Information Violence Involving Firearms or Other Weapons".
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Northern Illinois University Shooting Report, February 2008
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/tr_167.pdf
United States Fire Administration Technical Report 167, February 2008.
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National Campus Safety and Security Project Survey Results Released
http://www.nacubo.org/Initiatives/Initiatives_News/Campus_Safety_and_Security_Survey_Results_Released.html
Emergency preparedness is a priority for all colleges and universities, with a large majority reporting that they have instituted campus-wide emergency preparedness plans covering a wide spectrum of possible emergencies, according to results of the National Campus Safety and Security Project survey. The survey probed campus preparedness for all types of threats-natural disasters, acts of violence, and cyber disruptions. The project was funded in part by the Lilly Endowment. Responses to the lengthy survey, launched in August 2008, were received from 342 institutions.
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National Association of State Attorney Generals (September 2007)
Task Force on School and Campus Safety
http://www.naag.org/assets/files/pdf/2007.TaskForceOnSchoolAndCampusSafety.pdf
Includes specific recommendations that address threat assessment, protocols for dealing with the mentally ill, information sharing among law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders, and crisis response planning and communications. Recommendations from the Task Force include:
(1) All schools and colleges should establish a system whereby disturbing behavior is reported to an individual or multidisciplinary team of individuals with expertise and training in risk assessment that can assess the information received and put into action an appropriate response. Students, parents, faculty and other community stakeholders should be made aware of the reporting mechanism.
(2) State and federal lawmakers should examine privacy laws in an effort to remove barriers to effective information sharing. Appropriate state and federal agencies should clarify how information, including mental health records, can be shared under existing state and federal laws.
(3) States should consider modifying or enhancing state laws to ensure that all information that is relevant to federal firearms laws is shared with the National Instant Criminal Background System, especially for individuals disqualified from purchasing or possessing firearms for mental health reasons. The U.S. Department of Justice should provide clear guidance to jurisdictions on the scope of relevant records.
(4) State legislators should mandate that all schools and colleges that receive state funding create, maintain, and update emergency management plans.
(5) Colleges should implement a multi-point, redundant communication system that leverages existing technology and provides information to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
(6) Every school and college should have mechanisms in place to allow for the anonymous reporting of perceived threats by students or faculty. The system should include educational outreach and effective follow-up by trained professionals.
(7) States should continue to implement and expand bullying prevention measures, including cyber bullying.
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Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tradegy (June 2007)
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2007/June/vt_report_061307.pdf
Report drawn up for President Bush.
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Security on Campus, Inc.
http://www.securityoncampus.org/
Security On Campus, Inc. is a unique 501(c)(3) non-profit grass roots organization dedicated to safe campuses for college and university students.
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Florida Gubernatorial Task Force for University Campus Safety (May 24, 2007)
http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/campusSecurity/finalReport.shtml
A Gubernatorial Task Force for University Campus Safety appointed by Florida's Governor Charlie Crist in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings has concluded that greater information sharing should occur both on campus and with local authorities, especially when a student is determined to be at risk of harming others. As a result of testimony at 6 public hearings, the task force developed 63 recommendations for improving safety and security at Florida's institutions of higher education. Also, 12 best practices were identified. These are recommended for sharing within the State and throughout the Nation. Five recommendations pertain to Federal action. One recommendation is that the U.S. Department of Education develop and promote best practices for universities and colleges to use in preventing, intervening in, responding to, and recovering from crisis situations. A second recommendation is that the Federal Government identify new initiatives for funding college mental health efforts and expand existing programs. A third recommendation is that the Federal Government increase its support for national initiatives in preventing underage drinking, substance abuse, suicide, bullying, domestic and dating violence, and other violent or destructive behaviors. A fourth recommendation is that the U.S. Justice Department increase funding for its Community Oriented Policing Services Office, with attention to campus law enforcement personnel, technology, training, and innovative community-based programs. Finally, the Department of Homeland Security should add a university and college critical incident scenario to its National Planning Scenario List and develop a Universal Task List and a Target Capabilities List for this scenario, so as to guide future training. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
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Emergency Management Since Virginia Tech : The Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Work Group Executive Summary, June 30, 2008
https://louisville.edu/politicalscience/Music/faculty-staff/resources-for-uofl-music-faculty-staff/som%20docs/Emergency%20Management%20Group%20Report%20ver%204.0.pdf/at_download/file
Courtesy of the University of Louisville.
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Campus Violence Prevention and Response: Best Practices for Massachusetts Higher Education Report
http://www.mass.edu/library/Reports/CampusViolencePreventionAndResponse.pdf
June 2008
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Missouri Campus Security Task Force Report (August 21, 2007)
Securing Our Future : Making Colleges and Universities Safe Places to Learn and Grow
http://rems.ed.gov/docs/SecuringOurFuture-MakingCollegesAndUniversitiesSafe.pdf
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Safety Within Schools and Colleges
http://leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/Publications/InterimReports/2009/Bulletin09-09.pdf
Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, August 2008.
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New Jersey Campus Security Task Force (October 2007)
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/PDFs/NJ_Campus_Security_Task_Force_Report.pdf
A task force in October recommended to New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine that colleges and universities take steps to improve their emergency management plans, enhance training for mental health awareness, and increase information sharing. The Campus Security Task Force was appointed by State Sen. Richard J. Codey as acting Governor in April of 2007 following the Virginia Tech mass shootings. Richard L. Canas, director of New Jersey's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and Jane Oates, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, co-chaired the task force.
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Ohio Board of Regents Task Force Report on Campus Security (August 20, 2007)
http://regents.ohio.gov/safetyandsecurity/CSTF-Final_Report.pdf
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Report to the Governor on the Charles Whitman Shooting at the University of Texas, Austin
http://www.schoolshooters.info/PL/Official_Reports_files/Charles%20Whitman%20-%20Report%20to%20the%20Governor.pdf
On September 8, 1966, this official report was made public.
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Mass Shootings at Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007 : Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel
http://www.schoolshooters.info/PL/Official_Reports_files/FullReport.pdf
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Mass Shootings at Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007 : Addendume to the Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel
http://www.schoolshooters.info/PL/Official_Reports_files/Virginia%20Tech%20Addendum%20to%20the%20Official%20Report.pdf
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