As part of the first phase in the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA) Campus Crime Prevention Grant, Margolis Healy will host a day-long focus group in Philadelphia, PA on June 2, 2011. The goals of this multi-disciplinary focus group, with participants drawn from a cross section of nationally-recognized campus public safety professionals, student affairs practitioners, and prevention specialists, is to discuss crimes on college and university campuses and to begin identifying the key dimensions of effective campus crime prevention programming. Attendees will also offer examples of current evidence-based programming to prevent crimes on the Nation’s campuses.
“This is the beginning of a research-driven effort to help raise the bar in terms of campus crime prevention effectiveness. We’re excited to facilitate a national effort to identify and promote both on and off-campus programming which is evidence-based and supports institutions’ opportunities to positively impact student safety,” said Margolis Healy Managing Partner Steven J. Healy.
The two-year long project will culminate in the production of crime prevention program templates available to institutions across the country at no cost. Additionally, Margolis Healy will create a web site to disseminate results as a modern social networking resource for information and assistance, including the launch of a web-based Technical Assistance Center to present ongoing findings, developments, and crucial campus crime prevention topics.
For more information please visit: www.campuscrimeprevention.org
Dr. Gary Margolis was interviewed by investigative reporter Claire Doan on the precepts of the Campus Threat Assessment project developed by MHA through a grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.Read Full Story and Watch Video