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Additional resources

National Crime Prevention Council. The National Crime Prevention Council now has available for the campus/university community two trainings to help ensure the safety and security of its community. The NEW Advanced Campus Crime Prevention Course -- Making Your Campus Safer: Assessing Risks and Liabilities -- for campus administrators and executives and the Basic Campus Crime Prevention Course for front line campus personnel.


U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Higher Education Center provides support to all institutions of higher education in their efforts to address the problems related to alcohol and other drug abuse and violence. Through a variety of products and services, the Center works with colleges, universities, and proprietary schools nationwide to develop strategies for changing campus culture, to foster environments that promote healthy lifestyles, and to prevent high risk alcohol and other drug use and violence among students. Check out the HEC's Prevention Basics web page.


U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). Report: Acquaintance Rape of College Students. By Rana Sampson. August 2003. Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Guides for Police.


Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women. Campus Grant Program. The Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) encourages institutions of higher education to adopt comprehensive, coordinated responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Campuses, in partnership with community-based nonprofit victim advocacy organizations and local criminal justice or civil legal agencies, must adopt protocols and policies that treat violence against women as a serious offense and develop victim service programs that ensure victim safety, offender accountability, and the prevention of such crimes.


Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-free Schools. The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities that are designed to:

  • Provide financial assistance for drug and violence prevention activities and activities that promote the health and well being of students in elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education. Activities may be carried out by State and local educational agencies and by other public and private nonprofit organizations.

  • Participate in the formulation and development of ED program policy and legislative proposals and in overall Administration policies related to violence and drug prevention; drafting program regulations.

  • Participate in interagency committees, groups, and partnerships related to drug and violence prevention, coordinating with other Federal agencies on issues related to comprehensive school health, and advising the Secretary on the formulation of comprehensive school health education policy.

  • Participate with other Federal agencies in the development of a national research agenda for drug and violence prevention.

  • Administer the Department's programs relating to character and civics education.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Campus Safety Awareness-Crime and Safety Resources.


Additional Crime Prevention Resources are available in IACLEA Connections, the online social networking and collaboration site, in the Crime Prevention Resource Library. Login is required.