Margolis Healy is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. We provide our clients with a variety of specialized services that include, but are not limited to, campus safety and security assessments, Title IX and Clery Act assessments; emergency management risk and hazard assessments; emergency preparedness and crisis response systems and exercises; implementation of lethal and less-than-lethal force options; litigation consultation; and special investigations/independent reviews. Our team of professionals brings a diverse set of skills and expertise to client institutions ranging from large public universities to private institutions, community colleges and K-12 private and public school districts.
On the week that marked the one year anniversary President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students, the White House released a document providing sample language that may help institutions of higher education and local law enforcement agencies as they formulate or update an MOU titled Building Partnerships among Law Enforcement Agencies, Colleges and Universities: Developing a Memorandum of Understanding to Prevent and Respond Effectively to Sexual Assault at Colleges and Universities.
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The coordinated community response team at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) provides on-campus advocates for LUC students. Loyola University Chicago’s CCRT brings together students, staff and faculty to create a campus culture where gender-based violence of any kind, specifically domestic/dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (DVSAS) is not tolerated. This site provides information about the CCRT, options and resources for survivors, as well as programs and events happening on campus.
In this webinar hosted by Green Dot, Jeremy Inabinet talked about the foundational concepts for individuals conducting investigations for sexual misconduct complaints on college campuses. He gave recommendations on how to explore planning, partnerships, and information gathering, as it relates to an investigation. Some main areas that were focused on included the pre-investigation meeting for the victim and the respondent, how to design an investigation process to be as successful as possible, and the importance of maintaining an equitable and consistent practice.
Webinar slides Recording
Click here to read Stalking: Law Enforcement Response, a Promising Practice guide produced by the US Department of Justice. It contains a checklist for law enforcement response to stalking.
This guide from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services to help community law enforcement entities understand and address stalking in their campuses.
This guide from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services was developed to help community law enforcement entities understand and address domestic violence on their campuses.
This page of resources created by the National Institute of Justice, hosted through the Office of Justice Programs, specifically dealing with Intimate Partner Stalking offers insight for reporting partner stalking to the police and information on prosecution of partner stalking cases.
Also available is some reported findings from studies about the nature of stalking.
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Hosted by the Office of Victims of Crimes (OVC) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, this link contains various resources like Model Policy on Response to Victims of Crime and Training Key for educational purposes for law enforcement agencies.
Click here to browse through these resources.
This resource is an example of an Memorandum Of Understanding between a NON-SWORN college or university police department and a local police department.
As this document states in the beginning, this is legal guidance. Institutions should review the final memorandum of understanding that they develop with their local police agency(ies) with the appropriate legal office affiliated with the college or university.
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