Campus Safety a priority for Palm Beach County
Campus Round Up 3, held on Feb. 5th, 2016 was a success with honors! This full day training was the result of the dedicated time of the SART Campus Committee, location host: Palm Beach State College and funding from the Office on Violence against Women and Palm Beach County Victim Services. Based on feedback from previous Campus Round Ups, the presenters provided an in-depth training to compare and contrast the intersection of Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Title IX, Clery Act, Violence against Women Act (VAWA), Florida Statutes and local law enforcement in serving victims of campus sexual assault.
We were privileged to have State Attorney Dave Aronberg as our opening speaker. He addressed a commitment to continue to work with the colleges and the Sexual Assault Team to deliver the best services available for victims of campus sexual assault. Presenters from the Clery Center for Security on Campus, the Florida Council on Sexual Violence, our State Attorney’s Office and our Survivor panel received outstanding evaluations having imparted new and useful training. There were 96 in attendance, representing Law Enforcement, Campus, Medical, Fire-Rescue, Counselors, and other Victim Service providers.
Comments from the training were: “Inspirational & enlightening!, Appreciate the clarification on timely warning, knowledgeable presenters, powerful survivor panel, enjoyed the interaction between the various disciplines, appreciated having the answers available by the experts”. Takeaways from the day include plans for each campus to visit their local law enforcement departments (and vice versa) to continue to develop relationships, campus staff were invited to join the Sexual Assault Response Team & participate in the on-going committees coordinated through Palm Beach County Victim Services.