In 2013, the Department of Education released the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operation Plans for Institutions of Higher Education. Although the guide is not specific in regards to sexual violence, it highlights a common framework to help develop a plan and identify courses of action in response to campus sexual assault. Click here to view the guide’s Planning Process section for more information on plan development and courses of action.
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 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.
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.
Created by the IACP National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women, this checklist provides a general idea the kind of information a Sexual Assault Report requires when filed. While this is not a comprehensive list of what a report acquires when filed, it encourages collecting certain pieces of information to start an investigative process (if the victim asks for an investigation) but also helps keep track if the perpetrator is a repeat offender.
This document supplements IACLEA’s report on Strengthening Communities: Between Campus Public Safety and Federal, State, & Local Emergency Responders. It’s a sample of a mutual aid agreement between the city police department and ABC College Department of the State of Florida.
This a sample of a mutual aid agreement. In no way does it mean it is an accurate description of what a mutual aid agreement is organized but it can guide other people with organizing their own mutual aid agreements between community agencies and public institutions.
The Stalking Resource Center put out a resource entitled, “Stalking Response Tips” specified to interested groups who encounter cases of stalking. Each document begins with an introduction on the pervasiveness of stalking and how it affects certain groups of the population. Then it continues in detail what these specific areas can do to improve their understanding and prevention efforts against stalking.
In Volume 7, Issue 3 of the SAFVIC On the Scene Newsletter Gary J. Margolis & Steven J. Healy write about the role of law enforcement and Title IX. In this article, Margolis and Healy clarify what the responsibilities of campus and/or local law enforcement in helping schools comply with federal law. They further elaborate the role of law enforcement in compliance with Title IX.
Click here to read the article.
The Campus Violence Prevention Resource Guides were developed by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault in 2003, with funding from the Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Violence Against Women Office. These guides are designed to help colleges and universities implement and maintain violence prevention educational programs and effective policies and procedures in response to violence against women on campus, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and to improve campus services for victims and survivors of campus violence.
There are eleven guides total, of which there are ten audience-specific guides and one overview guide. Click on their titles below to download each guide.
- Campus Violence Prevention Resource Guides (Overview)
- for Deans and Administrators
- for Faculty and Teaching Assistants
- for Greeks and Athletes
- for Health Center Staff
- for Judicial Affairs Representatives
- for Law Enforcement and Campus Security
- for Peer Educators
- for Presidents, Chancellors, Provosts
- for Resident Assistants / Advisors
- for Student Government